*NEW!* Billy Valentine and The Universal Truth – Acid Jazz UK LP

*NEW!* Billy Valentine and The Universal Truth – Acid Jazz UK LP


Since last September when Acid Jazz announced their collaboration with Billy Valentine, Bob Thiele Jr and the Flying Dutchman label, with Billy’s peerless cover of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue’, they have been looking forward to the moment when they could share more music with you. Earlier this month Acid Jazz shared Billy’s take on Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’ and it followed its predecessor onto Jazz FM’s A list. Today Acid Jazz can share with you the news that the album ‘Billy Valentine & The Universal Truth’ is out on March 24th. It’s one you don’t want to miss.

The album sees Billy and a stellar cast of musicians including Larry Golding, Jeff Parker, Pino Paladino, James Gadson, Linda May Oh, Alex Acuña, Amber Navram from Moonchild and Blue Note recording artist Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins re-cast a series of important songs from the African American songbook in a unique and inimitable style, profoundly influenced by the events that were going on around them throughout 2020 to 2022 when the album was recorded at the historic EastWest Studios in LA. The works of Mayfield and Scott-Heron are joined by those of Pharaoh Sanders, Prince, Stevie Wonder, War and Eddie Kendricks. It is a sonically stunning and emotionally moving record.

The vinyl comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve that mimics the classic design of Flying Dutchman album releases, right down to the design of the spine and the producer’s box. With an atmospheric cover shot taken by LA based photographer and skate boarder Atiba Jefferson, and inner sleeve shots revealing the workings of the sessions. The soft-pack CD mirrors this look aswell. Get it on both formats now!


We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue 5:38
Home Is Where The Hatred Is 4:52
My People…Hold On 5:29
You Haven’t Done Nothin’ 4:49
The Creator Has A Master Plan 7:01
Sign Of The Times 4:44
Wade In The Water 5:10
The World Is A Ghetto 6:15

Out of stock


Billy Valentine and The Universal Truth


We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue


Acid Jazz





Release Date


Grade Disc


Distributed Item






Picture Sleeve