- Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label / Various
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/15/2014
Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners & boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown, Cleveland, Ohio's Way Out Records offered asylum for a rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles, & trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers, gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade, all beneath the mindful gaze of a wall-mounted shotgun. Reaching their peak in the late '60s, Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label gathers the brightest moments from the quirky operation's eleven year bid. This 3 X vinyl LP configuration boasts a double gatefold sleeve with beautiful photos and ephemera from the label's low-flying promotional department.