You Ought To Be Heaven / I Can't Stay Away From You

ABC: 10964 DJ autographed sleeve

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  • Artist: Impressions
  • A Side: You Ought To Be Heaven
  • B Side: I Can't Stay Away From You
  • Label: ABC
  • Format: 45s



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

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One of my all time favourite Impressions 45's presented in an autographed sleeve.

Peace Fred Cash plus Reggie Torian and Sam Gooden all signed the ABC sleeve, a very neat piece of memorabilia housing one of my all-time fave Impressions track, although I must say I can't think of an Impressions record I don't adore.

"You Ought To Be Heaven" one of the few saxophone dominated Impressions recordings, is just spectacular Northern Soul; showcasing the group's unsurpassed high-riding harmonies, that have been their signature since the very beginning. Hard blown Sax and Johnny Pate's orchestra bolster the seamless flow of Curtis Mayfield's metaphorical lyrics, as the group compare the lady to an Angel, she should really be in Heaven. The Impressions take me to Heaven every time I hear this, dancefloor beauty.

The original a-side though has suffered, from the flip being so good. I implore you to listen to this seldom heard non-hit "I Can't Stay Away From You". A mesmerizing a distillation of everything The Impressions stand for - SUPERIOR VOCAL-GROUP HARMONY SOUL!

But still the extra value here is the highly collectable autographe ABC company sleeve.

Condition Report

Two full gloss, clean mint minus vinyl, "Heaven" side label has a small soft, not so obvious area of h2o flake top right/middle

A Side

  • Title: You Ought To Be Heaven

    B Side

  • Title: I Can't Stay Away From You
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Chicago, Il