If there’s such a thing as an eclectic funk band, the P-Funk All-Stars are it. When their session producer Lenny Pickett got wind of seven P-Funk albums in storage at Wounded Bird Studio, he started digging through the studio’s vault, a process that would eventually turn up three cassettes of outtakes, demos, and other “unreleased” material dating back to 1974, and a handful of P-Funk-era albums that might as well be P-Funk classics by now, including Invictus.
That’s the main reason P-Funk: Party Pilgrimage is so essential to a comprehensive understanding of the P-Funk legacy. With a wealth of material from the underappreciated years of this group, it ultimately reveals that the ‘70s’ attempt by the All-Stars to bring a pseudo-“classic” version of P-Funk back to the public could have been even better.
Note: This album is intended to be a “High Quality Download”, which means if you are using a Windows OS you must have the appropriate program to open this zip file. You may need to convert it to an.mp3 format in order to listen to it.
I love this album. I thank whoever put it together. This is why I don’t have an All Stars album in my collection. It’s not a tribute to all that the P-Funk All Stars have done. This is the album that I would have liked to have had… d2c66b5586