"Bilal's Love for Sale" Sun Feb-14-21 03:08 AM by peterportela
Hi. This is my first post here. I'm a Wikipedian, editing there under the name isento. I was doing research for my article on Bilal's unreleased but widely bootlegged second album, Love for Sale, and came across an old post about it on this forum.
The album was special to me, finding the leak while I was in high school and recovering from surgeries for a health issue. For better or for worse, it helped shape the lovesick romantic in me. Under the quarantine last year, I came across the album again in my music library and committed myself to giving its story some justice in the form of a Wikipedia article.
Since the Bilal album leaked at some unspecified date in early 2006 (likely around February), this would make it a 15th anniversary of sorts. So I am just posting this to renew some awareness of a musical work that meant something to me and possibly a lot of other people out there.
One of the links at the bottom of the Wikipedia article is a YouTube user's playlist of the album's songs in the order of the original leak. I hope you all enjoy, and stay safe ✌️
4. "RE: Amazing job with the wiki entry!" In response to Reply # 3 Sun Feb-14-21 08:55 AM by peterportela
This is a live performance of White Turns to Grey, from his touring period for Love for Sale. As noted in the article, he acts a bit erratically on stage. But musically, it sounds more intense, exotic and lovelorn than the original studio recording. As a parallel, I'm reminded of Marvin Gaye's "Distant Lover" from the 1974 Live! album.
9. "RE: Seriously one of the most impressive wiki entries for an album" In response to Reply # 8
Thank you. It was a labor of love to write. The article is actually being reviewed for promotion as a "featured article," so maybe it will appear on Wikipedia's main page some day. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the album.