Acoustic Sounds
Hot Buttered Soul "Small Batch" Release
By: Tracking Angle

February 1st, 2024



Isaac Hayes' Classic "Hot Buttered Soul" Is Craft's Next "Small Batch" Release

"one step" limited to 3000 copies worldwide

Oft sampled by soul and r&b music fans who couldn't get enough of Hayes's version of "Walk on By" and “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic”when first issued in 1969 and decades later by hip-hop samplers who have (so far) used snippets more than a hundred times, Hot Buttered Soul has stood musical test of time and now gets the "Small Batch" "One-Step" audiophile treatment.

From the press release:

"As with all albums in the series, Hot Buttered Soul features lacquers cut from the original tapes (AAA) by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with Neotech’s VR900 compound. Using a one-step lacquer process (as opposed to the standard three-step process), this technique allows for the utmost level of musical detail, clarity, and dynamics while reducing the amount of surface noise on the record. The limited nature of these pressings guarantees that each record is a true representation of the original lacquer and is as close as the listener can get to the original recording."

Release date is March 1st, 2024 and available for pre-order now at both Craft Records and Acoustic Sounds. As with all "Small Batch" releases, this is a limited to 3000 copies worldwide edition.


  • 2024-02-01 05:50:21 PM

    Anton wrote:

    I'm going to be in for one.