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  • Summary: Shuggie Otis' Inspiration Information is reissued with four unreleased tracks and an unreleased album, Wings of Love, containing 14 live and studio tracks recorded between 1975 and 2000.
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Aht Uh Mi Hed
Aht uh mi hed, it's glowing Aht uh mi hed, it's glowing Aht uh mi hed 'cause I heard Something said in a word From your voice did I hear Only... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
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  1. Apr 19, 2013
    100
    Newcomers are strongly advised to absorb and understand Inspiration Information (and the two albums that preceded it) before passing judgment on the new stuff. That said, for anyone fearing the worst, they exceed any reasonable expectations.
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    90
    Outsider soul from a true original.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    88
    If it doesn’t quite show the knack for experimentation and variety hinted at via Inspiration, Wings is a quietly amazing document of Otis’ doggged determination over the quarter century between leaving the business and the first Inspiration reissue.
  4. It's close to the best of all music I know.... A second CD of later, unreleased material with some genuine gold among the dross.
  5. May 6, 2013
    80
    As exhibit A in a case made that Shuggie Otis is an overlooked talent, Inspiration Information + Wings of Love present powerful evidence.
  6. 70
    Thanks to the commercial success of the new class of R&B singers like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, Otis’ sultry R&B has found a market in 2013.
  7. Apr 15, 2013
    50
    Unlike the greatest movements of his previous albums, Wings of Love’s diversity is its greatest fault, as 14 tracks visit musical fads long forgotten and ill conceived.

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  1. Apr 16, 2013
    10
    No one has the Kahunas to make albums like this anymore with heavy doses of experimental
    funk,soul with multiple instrumental layering .
    No one has the Kahunas to make albums like this anymore with heavy doses of experimental
    funk,soul with multiple instrumental layering .

    The best album of the year thus far.
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