RELEASE DATE: July 17th, 2021
FORMAT: Picture Disc LP
CAT NO: OVPD415
A1. Super Nigger
A4. Prison Play
B1. T.V. Panel Show
B3. Army Life
RICHARD PRYOR – Richard Pryor
LP – Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl
All ‘RSD Drop 2’ titles will be available for purchase in store from 8am Saturday, July 17th. Online sales for remaining stock will start at 6pm, 17th July.
Released initially on CD only. First time as a picture disc (no download card, not numbered).
Originally released in 1968, Richard Pryor’s cover art (shot by legendary photographer Henry Diltz) should have been enough to let the buyer know this was not your average comedy release. Pryor was at a career crossroads that year, when the earliest tracks for the release were recorded at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. He’d already become a regular on The Merv Griffin Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, and was signed to the same agency that handled The Beatles and The Supremes. But it wasn’t just his love of artistic freedom that pulled him toward what many looked at as defiance. Pryor wanted to not only change comedy, but how we look at ourselves and those around us.
See below for sketch stracklisting…