Mavis Staples - Mavis Staples (Dec 2018 Essentials ROTM)

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  1. mcherry

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    "‘Mavis Staples’ is the sound of an artist figuring out who she was and what she had to say, even if she was already 20 years into her career. While Mavis didn’t write any of the songs here, she lived them; these are 11 songs charting different points on the arc of a failed relationship, from the first brushes of love, to the way it feels like a romantic partner has your love forever, to the breakup you never see coming, to wishing that things would go back to normal and they’d still be there when you get home to an empty house."

    What's in the Box:
    •Heavyweight tip-on jacket
    •180g tiger's eye vinyl
    •Remastered from the original tapes by Kevin Gray


    Read this stuff:

    Everything you need to know about the ROTM
    https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/mavis-staples-vinyl/
    Liner notes
    https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/mavis-staples-liner-notes/
    Mavis Staples Primer
    https://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/mavis-staples-primer/





    Not feeling this ROTM? Head over here for a discussion on swap options. Swaptions, get it?
     
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  2. Selaws

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    What a great selection to end the year on!
     
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    December ROTM picks are always the best. They should be. It's my birthday month.
     
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    Even though we knew this was going to be it for a couple months, I am extremely excited to own this on vinyl. Great pick guys! :)
     
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    Mine too :)

    This is a great album that I'm really stoked on.
     
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    Sounds like a good selection. Might end up keeping it after all. I've sorta missed out on the entire soul genre during my time of listening to music, so we'll see how it is (y)
     
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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    This is a wonderful album choice and I am very excited about December. They do always seem to have exquisite December AOTM choices these past 4 Decembers.

    It was Nils Frahm, Nina Simone, & Miles Daves right?
     
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    The last few years, we’ve tried to do jazz or blues or soul albums for December — with us doing Miles Davis last year, and Nina Simone the year before, and Ben Webster two years before that — and this just felt so perfect for Essentials.

    ^ from Everything you need to know about the ROTM
     
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    Ben Webster---Nils---Nina--Miles--Mavis
     
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    You da real MVP ;)

    Gotcha! I wasn't around for Dec 2014 release but all the December offerings have been rock solid.
     
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    And we already have our dream December 2019 ROTM picked out too
     
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    Picked as in... confirmed?;)
     
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    12th?
     
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    Seems like I can no longer swap for the current ROTMs. I want to swap for Mavis but it will only let me pick past ROTMs. I’m switching to yearly, but I don’t want to be locked into a year of Essentials. Anyone know? I’ll write into info@ as well.
     
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    well you are at least half as good as me
     
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    It may be as simple as adding a track and subtracting the other track.
     
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    I don’t have any other tracks. I’ll write into info.
     

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