Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign Remastered

Blues giant’s classic debut reissued as part of a year-long centennial celebration 

Albert King (Image: Craft Recordings)

Craft Recordings celebrates the centennial year of Albert King with special vinyl and hi-res digital reissues of his classic Stax Records debut, Born Under a Bad Sign. 

Set for release on April 21st, this highly influential blues album famously features an all-star line-up of musicians (including Booker T & The M.G.’s and members of The Memphis Horns) and finds King aiming towards the sky with such blues classics as “Laundromat Blues,” “Oh Pretty Woman,” and “Crosscut Saw,” not to mention the iconic title track. 

Offering the highest-quality listening experience, this edition of Born Under a Bad Sign was pressed on 180-gram vinyl with (AAA) lacquers cut from the original stereo tapes by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl. The album will also be available in hi-res digital (192/24 and 96/24) and SACD (mastered from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio), which is exclusive to and

Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign, Stax Records 1967

In over 55 years since its release, the legacy of Born Under a Bad Sign has only continued to grow in prestige, being inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, as well as getting added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. 

And while additional reissues and events have yet to be announced surrounding King’s centennial, this high resolution remaster of Born Under A Bad Sign is a stellar place to start. 


Born Under a Bad Sign tracklist (vinyl)


Side A

Born Under A Bad Sign

Crosscut Saw

Kansas City

Oh, Pretty Woman

Down Don’t Bother Me

The Hunter


Side B

I Almost Lost My Mind

Personal Manager

Laundromat Blues

As The Years Go Passing by

The Very Thought Of You


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