Shuggie Otis: 2CD Package, Tour Dates Confirmed
WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ALBUM WINGS OF LOVE
But it was Shuggie’s third and final album, 1974’s Inspiration Information on Epic Records, that was destined to inspire at least two generations of admirers around the world. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, songs from the long out-of-print album have been sampled on pop hits including OutKast‘s “Ms. Jackson,” Beyonce‘s “Gift From Virgo,” Digable Planets‘ “For Corners,” and the list goes on.
Inspiration Information/ Wings of Love, a brilliant restoration personally supervised by Shuggie, arrives as a double-CD set on April 16, 2013, through Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
In this new package, the first CD will comprise the original nine-song Inspiration Information album, with the addition of four previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in 1971. The second CD, entitled Wings of Love, is a new album of 14 previously unreleased live and studio tracks recorded by Shuggie between 1975 and 2000. This is the first new music that the world has heard from Shuggie since 1974.
The release of Inspiration Information/ Wings of Love caps an amazing new phase of Shuggie’s career, as he emerged from his quiet (but productive) seclusion in Los Angeles to complete this package and return to the stage.
After commencing this past November, “The Shuggie Otis Rite Tour” carries on through the winter and spring of 2013, beginning in Mexico, then Australia and Japan, culminating with a cross-country North American trip in April. The touring includes album release week shows in Chicago (Lincoln Hall on April 17th) and New York City (BB King’s on April 18th). (Please see itinerary below.)
Shuggie Otis Rite Tour