This year marks the 40th anniversary of QUINCY JONES’ masterpiece ‘The Dude’. To mark the occasion IGA (A&M) / Urban Legends is releasing a very special 40th anniversary vinyl edition. As you might guess, it’s a limited edition featuring bold yellow vinyl with red/orange splatter and a lithograph of the iconic album art, a gatefold jacket with foil finish and newly remastered audio. For lesser mortals there’s also a standard edition single LP featuring a tip-on gatefold jacket and newly remastered audio.
Anoraks will know that ‘The Dude’ spent 81 weeks on the Billboard chart, peaking at no.3. The LP spawned three top 40 singles, including ‘One Hundred Ways’ with James Ingram, which went on to become Jones’ single biggest hit as a solo artist, the Latin-inspired dance number ‘Ai No Corrida’ and the ballad ‘Just Once’. ‘Razzamatazz’ achieved Jones’ highest U.K. chart rank as a solo artist.
Quincy Jones was awarded Producer of the Year at the 1981 Grammys. ‘The Dude’ was nominated for five Grammys, ultimately winning three: Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Instrumental Arrangement (Accompanying Vocalists).