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Force Of Nature

LP (Item 6235) Tommy/CBS, 1974 — Condition: Used
Temporarily Out Of Stock

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4.60 11

Funky soul from this obscure Philly combo! Force Of Nature have a sound that's a lot like Earth Wind & Fire – quite progressive, with lots of jazzy flourishes, and a spiritual message that's pushed with a crossover soul sound. The album seems to have been cut as a one-off Philly International side project – and it does have involvement from Dexter Wansel and Bunny Sigler, but the overall sound is quite different than the usual Philly groove. Tracks include the great mellow cut "Clouds", plus "Signs Of Our Time", "Dreams", "Simba", and "A Spear & A Feather". (Cover has a tracklist sticker, a peeled spot near the top seam, and light wear.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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Used Vinyl Grades

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Additional Marks & Notes

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