For Real / For Real part 2

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  • Artist: Flowers
  • A Side: For Real
  • B Side: For Real part 2
  • Label: LA Xpressio
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: h2o
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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In short a breathtaking, incomparable journey into mid-70's soulful dance; epitomising possibly the most haunting experience only the very finest independent Soul 45's can deliver.

N. F. Porter associate, Los Angeles craftsman Richard Flowers, constructs a wondrous orchestral intro that instantly demands your attention, nobody has bettered this approach to Soul music before or since.

Tranquil gliding of the harp, melds with two sighing lovers, creating a serene floating platform, for fully loaded strings to zip into a skyward journey of overwhelming euphoria. Then in steps the fully at-ease rich vocal of Richard Flowers. Such a commanding presence, whilst simultaneously giving up a nonchalant performance saturated in love. Enriched by shrill harmonies from the equally unhurried choruses. Relentless celestial strings dart in and out, cutting a swath through this misty-masterpiece as you fall deeper and deeper entranced with its Soulful mystery...

Flowers - For Real - sits high in my personal top five favourite records of all time... yet again I'm transfixed by its second-to-none mesmeric powers...


Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl, strong EX+. Both promo labels suffer from aged h2o exposure,

A Side

  • Title: For Real

    B Side

  • Title: For Real part 2
  • Year: 1976
  • City: Los Angeles, California