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Van Hunt's Lost Album, Popular, Gets Released

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August 2017


Blue Note Records has released Popular, the 3rd album from singer-songwriter Van Hunt, which was shelved a decade ago. The album is available digitally today to stream or download.


Popular
was originally intended for release in January 2008, but was pulled from the label's schedule in late 2007 during a tumultuous time for its prior parent company EMI.


In 2016, Hunt re-approached Blue Note to reconsider releasing the album. Current Blue Note President Don Was readily agreed, allowing the album to finally see the light of day.

“Popular was so far ahead of its time that it sounds fresh today and reaffirms Van Hunt as an important musical voice,” says Was. “The opportunity to right this wrong is both karmically and musically solid.”


Track List:

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https://vanhunt.lnk.to/Popular

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Reply #1 posted 08/11/17 6:08am

TheFman

2 things...
1- how can this not have been released earlier while total shit is being released on daily basis?
2- if it's just a digital release, couldn't he has released it by himself 10 years ago?

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Reply #2 posted 08/11/17 6:17am

Identity

Back in 2009, this is how Van Hunt answered that question: "I asked them if I could buy back the masters, but they wanted twice as much as they put into it. I told ’em I couldn’t afford it and we left it at that.”

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Reply #3 posted 08/11/17 6:25am

anc282

I wasn't expecting to see that! Wow! Exciting news! cool

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Reply #4 posted 08/11/17 10:08am

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His trajectory as an artist is so exciting to watch. He was pigeonholed as a neosoul artist with his first album and he has continued album after album to seek adventure rather than be the standard musical cut-out for the music industry.

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Reply #5 posted 08/14/17 6:07am

AlexdeParis

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Love this album! Think I'll spin it today in celebration. I haven't heard it in a little while.
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Reply #6 posted 08/14/17 6:16am

Identity

Read Hunt’s full statement at vanhunt.com.

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Reply #7 posted 08/16/17 5:10pm

nonamesleft

Excited to be able to get this. Although I'll be annoyed if I buy digital and it comes out on physical and I have to re-buy if I want a physical copy.
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No word on whether a physical release is planned anywhere!
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Reply #8 posted 08/16/17 11:50pm

anc282

There probably will be a physical release in time. At least I'm hoping there will be. If he can agree to release it digitally, I don't see why not.

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