High Moon Records presents the 1974 studio album from one of
rock music's most gifted and enigmatic legends'back on vinyl
after 40 years! Reel To Real captures Arthur Lee and Love at the
peak of their rock/funk/soul powers. Originally released in 1974
on RSO Records, this deluxe reissue features over 74 minutes of
vibrant, remastered audio from the original multitrack tapes, a 32-
page booklet with an illuminating essay by Rolling Stone's David
Fricke, and a trove of candid, unpublished photos.
What Arthur Lee began on Love's Black Beauty (released by High
Moon to wide acclaim in 2013), he brought to fruition on Reel To
Real. Armed with a major label budget, and a powerful, intuitive
band, he dug deep into the blues, soul, and rock grooves that fi rst
inspired him, reaching out to a new audience with his fi erce and
forward-thinking personal vision. To a palette of stinging guitars,
explosive brass, deep funk bass and clavinet, splashes of spacey
synthesizer, and dream-team female backing vocals, Arthur
Lee brought his funkiest and most soulful collection of songs,
and channeled the most visceral vocal performances he ever
committed to tape.
High Moon Records has unearthed 11 revelatory, previously
unreleased tracks from the original sessions ' including
alternate takes and mixes, live-in-studio rehearsals, and 4 newlydiscovered
Arthur Lee originals! This ultra-rare bonus material
fi lls out the picture of a fearless, agile and very funky ensemble,
led by a masterful singer-songwriter at his feral, exultant best.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.