Commonly regarded as one of the first-ever concept records of the soul genre, this dark masterpiece combines the lush orchestral arrangements of Isaac Hayes collaborator Dale Warren with Blaxploitation-style funk grooves, resulting in a sound that would rocket it to cult-classic status among DJs and producers who have sampled it for tracks by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Digable Planets, Dr. Dre, and many others.
1 Synopsis One: In The Ghetto / God Save The World (8:34)
2 Poverty's Paradise (12:40)
3 Brown-Baggin' (6:45)
1 Synopsis Two: Mother's Day (2:04)
2 Mother's Day (9:46)
3 Foodstamps (6:26)
4 Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (3:41)
5 24-Carat Black (Theme) (7:15)
• Features 180-gram vinyl cut at Ardent studios on the original Stax lathe and pressed in Memphis at Memphis Record Pressing.
• Old-school style tip-on jacket with printed inner sleeve featuring new liner notes by Rob Bowman, Grammy® Award winning author of Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records.