Friday, September 5

Back to the World - Curtis Mayfield (1973)

"Back to the World, the first album Curtis Mayfield recorded and released after hitting number one with the intense inner-city vignette Superfly, returned him to a steady balance of optimism for the future and direct social commentary regarding the problems of his people. The lead single, 'Future Shock,' was inspired by Alvin Toffler's 1970 book of the same name, which warned readers that industrial society was changing so radically that environmental and social problems could be endemic for decades. ..."
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Rolling Stone
Back to Living: Curtis Mayfield and the Making of 'New World Order'
YouTube: Pusherman, Back to the world, New World Order, Right On For The Darkness

2013 June: Roots (1971), 2014 May: Super Fly (1972), 2014 July: There's No Place Like America Today (1975).