El Anthony

We've Been In Love Too Long / I Want To Be Togther With You

La Cindy : 1002

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  • Artist: El Anthony
  • A Side: We've Been In Love Too Long
  • B Side: I Want To Be Togther With You
  • Label: La Cindy
  • Format: 45s



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

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Under the wings of Chicago's Clarence Johnson, Eldridge Anthony made just a few 45's all of which are highly sought after. All profiting from Mr. Johnson's skill of crafting a rich production full of strings, soaring girl backing, carrying Elridge's smooth voice aloft.

Clarence certainly knew how to present El Anthony at his best. This La Cindy 45 being IMO his best, as he laments fading love, on a torrent of strings, thwacking kettle drums, intricate plectrum work, all melt into a vast wall of Soul. Yes, Clarence Johnson was a master conductor, when it came to producing Soul record with those added ingredients that really enhance a recording.

Capturing the very essence of a tire love affair, when the man's eye starts to wander, with the singer convincingly portraying his guilt and personal pain of not wanting to hurt his now long time partner. A fabulous piece of classy Northern Soul. Which you would think would be El |Anthony's finest recording..

But no.. flip it over and a mid-tempo masterpiece awaits you. A recording that pulls you into the opposite narrative to the a-side; Eldridge so wants to be with this lady, delivering an moving request for togetherness. This lesser know side can only be described as an awesome statement of Soul.

Two killer sides constructed by the extremely gifted Clarence Johnson.

Condition Report

two totally clean yellow labels, previously unplayed vinyl revealing only the merest sleeve storage hairline under forensic inspection. a top copy, as good as it gets

A Side

  • Title: We've Been In Love Too Long

    B Side

  • Title: I Want To Be Togther With You
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Chicago, il