Margo and the Marvettes

When Love Slips Away / I'll Be Home

Pye: 7N 17423

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  • Artist: Margo and the Marvettes
  • A Side: When Love Slips Away
  • B Side: I'll Be Home
  • Label: Pye
  • Format: 7"



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

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A superior girl Northern Soul recorded by so many artists all of them vocally worthy of the poetic lyrics.

First recorded by Dee Dee Warwick in 1967, covered by Margo and the Marvettes the same year. Creating a supreme British made, girl-led group-driven Northern Soul from the desk of a British champion of soul, John Schroeder. Brilliantly orchestrated by Alan Tew and his full orchestra, that gives the Dee Dee's original a right-good run for its money! With Margo Burns soaring vocal at times hitting home with strong hints of Dusty Springfield, with her five man backing group equipped by 3 guitars, drummer and a wicked saxophonist.

Those Brilliantly conceived lyrics from the pens of Scott English, Jerry Ross, Victor Melrose paint a picture of a young girl's anguish of lost love. Which Margo conveys so sweetly; The Alan Tew orchestra support her with a surprisingly Soulful USA sounding arrangement; with John Schroeder ensuring not even a smidgen of Northern Ireland filters into the production.

This standout song was also recorded in the USA by The Fashions, Jay & The Techniques during 1968, then the Identities in 1970 all great versions.. but for me Margo and her Marvettes do an absolutely killer take. That in recent times has started to proudly appear on DJ play lists, as it is the rarest, most elusive of the versions with some collectors considering it the best!

For those of you serious about truly magnificent and elusive Northern Soul this version of "When Love Slips Away" ticks all the boxes.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals only a few fine soft sleeve storage hairlines under light. Both sides play beautifully clean (listen)

A Side

  • Title: When Love Slips Away

    B Side

  • Title: I'll Be Home
  • Year: 17th November 1967
  • City: United Kingdom