Magic Night

If You And I Had Never Met / If You And I Had Never Met (instrumental)

Pye International : 7N 25698

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  • Artist: Magic Night
  • A Side: If You And I Had Never Met
  • B Side: If You And I Had Never Met (instrumental)
  • Label: Pye International
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

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Description


Description

Now that the Cleethorpes revival/tribute evenings are again back in full swing, may I recommend this ex East Coast floorpacker to DJ's working at these events, who never set foot in either the Wintergardens or The Pier; that this beauty set those two eclectic spaces. A hugely popular Northern Soul revival spin, presented here on it's original October 1975 British copy in fine clean condition.

This is no easy find on its USA Roulette release, these days and sells instantly any time we list it. As this UK Pye release, is just as elusive.

This former Blackpool Mecca / Cleethorpes Pier play was spun as a new release on the import, which triggered the ever watchful UK Pye Records to release it almost immediately it became a Northern Soul floorfiller.

A magnificent Reid Whitelaw & Norman Bergen project just on the cusp of the New York disco boom. Fortunately they stayed true to Mervin And Melvin Steals lyrics and kept the "Soul" content intact whilst creating a superb dancer within those heavenly vocals. .

Today it sounds even better than it did in the mid-70's. Soaring trumpets, rich backing harmonies, silky falsetto vocals punctuated by pumping horns. Not as disco cliche in earshot, the inspiring wall of sound just sweeps you way.. groaning under the weight of brass and the contrast of razor sharp voices, this combination is irresistible.

Every part of me adores it, and the memories attached to it.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss mint minus, still housed in it's birth sleeve. Very nice copy.

A Side

  • Title: If You And I Had Never Met

    B Side

  • Title: If You And I Had Never Met (instrumental)
  • Year: 31st October 1975
  • City: Pye Records, ATV House, Great Cumberland Place, London W. 1

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