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Six years after the release of acclaimed greatest hits and rarities collection Daptone Gold. Daptone Records announces the release of Daptone Gold II. Where the original put a spotlight on Daptones unique sonic mission. Daptone Gold II reveals just how far things have come. packed with favourites from the last six years. along with tracks previously unavailable or only obtainable via 45. The release also follows Daptones 2014 Super Soul Revue. a series of shows that saw the entire Daptone roster perform together. culminating in three sold out nights at the world famous Apollo Theater. This new double album brings fans up to date with the Brooklyn label that has become a premier source of new soulful music and a model for independent labels everywhere. The double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a 32x27 inch poster. Daptone logo iron-on and download code.
Featuring some of the most popular songs ever released by Daptone, the album includes Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' "Better Things" (from the 2010 album I Learned the Hard Way), "Inspiration Information," (a Shuggie Otis cover from Soul Time!) and "Retreat!" from their latest album Give the People What They Want.
Other favourites include Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens' 2014 track "Sinner", "Strictly Reserved For You" and "Heartaches and Pain", by Charles Bradley, "Hot Shot" by 2015 breakout band Saun & Starr, "Dirty Money" by Afrobeat outfit Antibalas, and "Got To Get Back To My Baby" by The Sugarman 3, as well as many others.
Songs previously only available on 45 include "Luv Jones," a duet by Charles Bradley and LaRose Jackson, "Little Boys With Shiny Toys" by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and "Out Of The Wilderness" by The Como Mamas. Previously unreleased songs include the instrumental "Thunderclap" by The Dap-Kings and "You Got To Move" performed by Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens.
In the spirit of Daptone's commitment to beautiful physical products, the Daptone Gold II double LP is packaged in a silver foil gatefold sleeve and comes with a poster, liner notes and iron-on, and the CD is in a deluxe embossed silver foil digipak.
"This is a label, a family of musicians, at the top of its game…witness Daptone in its prime" - Mr. Fine Wine, WFMU
"Daptone is a very special, one of a kind place and I am honoured to be part of this family. No other record label can compare." – Saundra Williams, Saun & Starr
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