True Genius, a newly remastered, limited edition box set featuring 90 of the greatest songs from Ray Charles‘ legendary career and all of his biggest hits, is out now from Tangerine Records. The set also includes a special bonus disc of eight previously unreleased tracks recorded live in Stockholm in 1972.
The box set also features a coffee table book with rare, unseen photos, and detailed liner notes by Ray Charles Foundation President Valerie Ervin and music journalist A. Scott Galloway, and a special message from Quincy Jones.
Available today on all digital platforms, True Genius makes dozens of Ray Charles classics available at streaming services for the very first time. A series of new lyric videos for some of Charles most beloved songs, which span the breadth of genres he both mastered and transformed, are also available to stream.
“We’re extremely proud to present this collection, which maps the breadth and depth of Ray Charles’ music, presented in chronological order so the listener can join Ray on his journey through the most expansive and creative period of his legendary career,” says Ervin. “I’m also thrilled that this music will be widely available on all streaming services for the very first time, so that new and future audiences will continue to discover the True Genius of Ray Charles.”
Tangerine Records is also releasing True Genius: Sides of Ray on Nov. 19, a double-disc vinyl collection that illustrates Charles’ many musical sides by focusing each album side on the genre categories he visited most: soul, jazz & blues, country, and pop.
The Country Music Hall of Fame recently announced that Charles will be in the Class of 2021 inductees along with The Judds, Eddie Bayers, and Pete Drake.
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