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Edge of Daybreak – Eyes of love

Edge of Daybreak
Eyes of love
Style: Funk, Soul
Label: Numero Group
Catalog Number: Num061
Released: 1979, 70's
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Another archeological music discovery by Numero Group, Edge of Daybreak’s Eyes of Love was a long lost prison letter and portrait of incarcerated soul. It was recorded entirely by a group of musicians (including the engineers) serving six to sixty years at the Powhatan Correctional Center in State Farm, Virginia. In 1979, the prisoners were given a $3,000 budget and just one take to record the album. All eight compositions were recorded, assembled, with little to no overdubs, completely behind bars. Yet, given the environment, the music is surprisingly optimistic. Ernest love ballads, jammy dance grooves, and soulful doo-wop are all played in it’s most raw and honest form. Of course there’s a detectable heart-breaking longing for freedom and peace, but what’s present most is a whole lot of hope. An album of joyous redemptive silver linings recorded where little light is shed in a very dim place.

– DM

Recommended – A1 Eyes of Love, A3 Let Us, B4 Our Love

Tags: Dance / Private Press / Reissue
Tracklist:

A1 Eyes Of Love
A2 I Wanna Dance With You
A3 Let Us
A4 Let’s Be Friends
B1 E.O.D. (Edge Of Daybreak)
B2 Your Destiny
B3 Bring Me You
B4 Our Love

Credits:

Bass – Robert Cole
Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Brass, Woodwind, Music Director – Robert Glover
Congas, Bongos, Percussion – Willie Williams
Engineer, Recording Supervisor – William Crawley
Keyboards, Trumpet, Vocals, Management – James Carrington
Lead Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals – Cornelius Cade
Lead Vocals, Drums – Jamal Jaha Nubi
Lead Vocals, Percussion, Directed By – Harry Coleman
Rhythm Guitar – McArthur Duncan
Vocals, Bass – Larry Griffin

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