Eddie Regan

Playin' Hide And Seek / Talk About Heartaches

ABC Paramount : 45-10795 DJ

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  • Artist: Eddie Regan
  • A Side: Playin' Hide And Seek
  • B Side: Talk About Heartaches
  • Label: ABC Paramount
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: E
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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"Play The 70's Game Of Ripping Off Collectors"

This listing is the authentic April 1966 promo press, NOT one of those counterfeit bootlegs that appeared in the great New York "ABC promo scam" that featured "The Yum Yums" within its not very convincing rip-off attempt during the mid-70s.

For those of you who own a promo copy of this Northern Soul classic, go check your collection; the authentic original deadwax matrix identification info is:
" the 3turn 9.55mm wide deadwax smooth clean non-pitted runout grooves. Softly etched matrix reads ABC13095, hold the ABC markings in the 6 o’clock position, a faint etched LW sits in the 3:30 position" Just like the Yum Yums ABC 10697 counterfeit which also suffered from the telltale softly pitted runout grooves, from amateur mastering.

It was big business, this culture of cheating the Northern Soul collectors in the 70's with look-a-like counterfeits. after-all when this 45 was illegally replicated it was simultaneously a monster floorpacker at Cleethorpes Pier & Wigan Casino, with every NS DJ in the country needing a copy of this highly desirable disc.

This is a listing for those of you who chase the real-deal Northern Soul anthems and don't want that niggling feeling "is it a counterfeit or not".

Here is a scarce opportunity to live in the comfort of knowing this offering is 100% authentic - so now click the soundfile to be catapulted back to a venue of your choice, the time that hot summer of 1976..

Halcyon days for the Northern Soul dancers and unfortunately those unscrupulous bootleggers also...

Condition Report

Two promo labels are free of writing, stickers or tears, but the a-side does have a very faint h20 line left hand side (see images and squint) Vinyl carries strong cgloss revealing some soft surface hairlines, as you can hear, it plays bright, crisp and clean.

A Side

  • Title: Playin' Hide And Seek

    B Side

  • Title: Talk About Heartaches
  • Year: April 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.