One Of The Great Forgotten Sounds Of Mid-70s Funk Was The Washington D.c.-based Ensemble Experience Unlimited. (later Shortened To Eu.) Though Best Later Known As Pioneers Of The "go-go" Subgenre Of Dance/funk, And For Their Billboard-charting Hit "da Butt" In The Late-80s, The Group Was A Potent Collective Of Jazz-funk Musicians, In The Vein Of Innovators Like War, Earth, Wind, & Fire, And Similarly Overlooked Dc Contemporaries Oneness Of Juju. Experience Unlimited Were Renowned For Their Ostentatious Instrumentals, Winding And Precise Rhythms And Grooves, And Party-ready Jams, All Of Which Are On Full Display On Their Debut Record Free Yourself, Which Came More Than A Decade Before Their Greatest Commercial Success, But Is No Less Heavy On The Classic Deep Funk Sounds.
Limited edition re-issue of the 1977 of Experience Unlimited sought after debut album by Egon's Now Again Records as part of their definitive reissues of the Black Fire Records label. All were lacquered -- most directly from master tape - by legendary Los Angeles mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Each release is packaged in a thick, tip-on sleeve and includes a deluxe booklet with extensive notes on the album, the Black Fire collective, and the musical and cultural revolution they created. Limited edition, one time pressing.