The boxset offers all of the influential soul group’s studio albums on the iconic label, plus live recordings and rarities…

The Staple Singers

Craft Recordings just announced the release of a vinyl box set celebrating one of music’s greatest gospel and soul groups, The Staple Singers. Set for a 6 December release date, Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection presents all of the group’s studio albums released on the iconic Memphis label, spanning 1968–1974, and features the Staples’ biggest hits, including I’ll Take You There, Respect Yourself and If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me).

The six studio albums were cut from the original analog masters by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl. The final, seventh disc offers rarities, non-album singles and several live recordings from the legendary 1972 Wattstax music festival. The seven discs come in heavyweight 180-gram vinyl pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. Housed in a slipcase, the collection also includes a deluxe booklet with archival photos and new liner notes from American music specialist and curator Levon Williams (formerly of the Stax Museum and the National Museum of African American Music), and folklorist, ethnomusicologist and writer Dr. Langston Wilkins. The complete collection will also be released digitally, and the six studio albums will be available in hi-res 24-bit/192 kHz and 24-bit/96 kHz formats for the first time.

The final disc in Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection offers a selection of live tracks from the Staple Singers’ energetic performance at Wattstax, as well as B-sides like Stay With Us, non-album singles like Oh La De Da and rarities that include Walking in Water Over Our Head and Trippin’ on Your Love.

Click here to pre-order Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection

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