Published Jul 30, 2015Archival imprint the Numero Group have uncaged plenty of fascinating and funky releases over the years, but they're taking things to the next level for an upcoming repress of Edge of Daybreak's 1979 LP, Eyes of Love. Reason being, the record comprises various recordings made by a handful of Virginia prison inmates.
The rare release had initially been pressed up by the since-shuttered Bohannon's Records in 1979, but Numero have dusted off the LP and will have it back in stores on October 15.
A press release explains that the eight-song set was written by convicts being held at Richmond, VA's Powhatan Correctional Center while serving out sentences that ranged from six to sixty years. The music was produced by a "core of four confined artists," with tracks ranging from "distant love ballads" to "fanciful odes to freedom."
You can hear samples from Eyes of Love over here, while a stream of the title track can be found down below.
The repress arrives with slightly modified artwork, which you can see up above, and will arrive on CD, LP and as a digital download. You'll find the tracklisting down below.
Eyes of Love:
1. Eyes of Love
2. I Wanna Dance With You
3. Let Us
4. Lets Be Friends
5. The Edge of Daybreak
6. Your Destiny
7. Bring Me You
8. Our Love