Anything to add, before we pronounce a lifetime sentence to the NS Hall Of Fame?
Can we add anything... to the endless drooling judgments passed on this Northern Soul totem over the last 45 years..
Other than, no other intro sparks dancefloor euphoria today, at the same level as it did in 1972
It is a NS love affair of over 45 years, with no sign of there ever being a fade to it's uplifting qualities..
Me, just like 1000's of other teenagers in 1972 were baptized to a life of FB worship that still at the right time, at the right club. Triggers the boy in me back onto the dancefloor..
Back in the day, long after The Torch, The Cats, Wigan Casino were just faded memories, I was selling vinyl at Southport Weekender. Circa 1992 the weekender that Richard Searling "broke" the Almeta Lattimore - Those Memories - a record that caused a sensation when debuted. But that was nothing to the affect triggered when late on in the Saturday night, dominated by seriously rare Modern Soul. Mister Richard Searling with his uncanny sense of perfect timing, instigated a short unannounced interlude of Northern Soul greats, completely against the flow..and started with Frank Beverly's enticing soft tambourine, smashed aside by a barrage of brass..punched the air "Since I've Been With You Darlin'... "
and I'm in an adrenaline glut...That flow turned into a torrent, I vaulted my stall, a short canter to the dancefloor, and I was already too late, space was taken, i had to find wriggle room as the place erupted to handpicked "Searling-succulents"
The right time, the right DJ, the right place.. no other NS record on planet earth, triggers stronger euphoric-recall than Frankie..
To find a near perfect copy in 2018, catapults me back to every Northern Soul club I've ever visited ..
The most perfect copy we have seen this century, flawless vinyl. Two perfect labels, except for a minuscule "ridge rub" left hand side of the a-side. Check it out, it is the only freckle of this vision of beauty's face