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PARLIAMENT - THE NEWBURGH SESSION 1976 label: FUNK TO THE MAX (FTM-008)

 

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Tracklist

01.Mothership Connection (Star Child) play button
02.Dr. Funkenstein play button
03.Do That Stuff play button
04.Standing on the Verge of Getting It On play button
05.Undisco Kidd play button
06.Getting To Know You play button
07.Comin' Round The Mountain play button

The Newburgh Session is a live album by George Clinton and his band Parliament, released by the Amsterdam based record label Funk to the Max in October 2014. All songs that appear on The Newburgh Session were recorded on September 26, 1976 in Hangar E at the closed Stewart Airfield in Newburgh, New York during a rehearsal for the P-Funk Earth Tour.
These recordings were previously released in 1995 by P-Vine Records as ‘Mothership Connection Newberg Session’, with Newburgh wrongly spelled. This CD was heavily sought after by collectors because it has never been released outside of Japan. Funk to the Max Records licensed The Newburgh Session from George Clinton for a release in Europe. 
Two songs of the legendary session, ‘Cosmic Slop’ and the ‘Tear the Rook Off the Sucker medley’, do not appear on the P-Vine release, nor do they appear on The Newburgh Session because ‘Cosmic Slop’ was already released in 1976 on the Funkadelic album Hardcore Jollies and ‘Tear The Roof Off The Sucker Medley’ was released in 1977 on Parliament's Live: P-Funk Earth Tour, bolstered by artificial canned audience responses. Both albums sold well, so many Parliament-fans already listened to those Newburgh-recordings.

The final track on ‘Mothership Connection Newberg Session’ released by P-Vine was ‘Maggot Brain’/’Good To Your Earhole’. But this version of Maggot Brain was not recorded during the Newburgh Session in 1976 but 17 years later during a P-Funk All-Stars concert in Japan. That is why Funk to the Max Records choose not to include this track on The Newburgh Session.