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Apple & The Three Oranges — Free & Easy

Free And Easy: the complete recordings of LA soul/funk maverick Edward “Apple” Nelson.

It’s been almost three years since funk drummer/soul singer/all-around enigma Edward “Apple” Nelson first came by our offices to sign the papers that authorized a career-wise introspective. In the intervening years, the L.A. Weekly ran a cover story on Nelson, we sourced the only remaining photos that existed from Nelson’s Los Angeles heyday from the collectors DJ Shadow and Mike Vegh; we found the cleanest copies of Nelson’s 45s that we could; we even found an uncharted 45 that even the deepest collectors didn’t know of.

This anthology is available in a deluxe CD and 2LP package. Both CD and LP come with an extensive booklet with liner notes, never before published photos and an extensive interview.

01. What Goes Around Comes Around
Apple and the Three Oranges
2:52
02. Free and Easy Pt. 1
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2:50
03. Free and Easy Pt. 2
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3:15
04. Down Home Publicity
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2:56
05. True Love Will Never Die
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3:08
06. My Baby
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3:10
07. Love Brings Out The Best Of You
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1:55
08. Curse Upon The World
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3:01
09. Moon Light
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2:58
10. Gotta Stand For Something Pt. 1
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3:06
11. Gotta Stand For Something Pt. 2
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2:59
12. My Love Needs Your Love (And Everybody Needs Love)
Apple and the Three Oranges
3:20
13. I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)
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