Bandbox Exclusive Orange Smoke Vinyl


Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley - Changes (Bandbox Exclusive Orange Smoke Vinyl)


Charles Bradley initially got the attention of the music industry as a James Brown impersonator known as Black Velvet. But Bradley eventually emerged from under the long shadow of the Godfather Of Soul and carved his own distinctive path in the music world. 'Changes' is Bradley's celebrated third album, and Bandbox is thrilled to release this modern soul classic on exclusive "Orange Smoke" vinyl. The surprise cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" is the record's unquestioned centerpiece, as Bradley completely reworked the soaring rock song into a powerful soul number that became entirely his own. "Changes" earned Bradley a lot of industry attention and radio airplay, but the album has plenty of other soulful, emotional gems that compliment the brilliant title track. Bradley's golden vocals are backed by two cracking bands on the record, as both the Menahan Street Band and The Budos Band gives these pulsating tunes a horn-fueled swing and a rhythmic stomp. In addition to Bandbox's exclusive color vinyl variant of 'Changes,' our edition also comes with a 16-page zine examining Bradley's fantastic album as well as his truly unique musical career. Following Bradley's untimely death in 2017, this vinyl package serves as a fitting and affectionate tribute to The Screaming Eagle Of Soul, and is our way of celebrating Bradley's uplifting music and his inspiring life.