On Top / 1971 USA press

Stang: ST-1002

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  • Artist: Moments
  • A Side: On Top
  • B Side: 1971 USA press
  • Label: Stang
  • Format: LP



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

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Most Sweet Soul scholars universally consider Al Goodman, Billy Brown & Harry Ray as the most-polished harmony trio of them all.

Here is a 1971 9 track album that underlines that belief. This is their rarest album that just never surfaces at this level of condition. Still in it's original shrink wrap, NO bb drill and previously unplayed.

Littered with sweet soul excellence and hiding an overlooked Northern Soul harmony dancer that is so completely right for today.

Sweet Soul fans will be familiar with the silky Low-Rider grooves " All I Have" "I Can't Help It" "To You With Love" etc. etc. See cover images for the full impressive array of emotional ballads.

But far fewer Sweet Soul a scholars will know ""Candy Shack" " which never achieved 45 release. Another session highlighting the tender approach to their material, that the Moments served up every time... ensuring Sweet Soul at it most moving!

More importantly, few Northern Soul aficionados will have heard the killer vocal-group dancer "The Ice Is Melting" . A recording perched perfectly for Sunday Chill Out play. Gerald Harris & Wilbur Henry's poetry is given a lush string based arrangement with constant dance pulses driving the rhythms on a rich wave orchestral backing ; whilst a pleading falsetto falls to it's knees awaiting his teammates to join in with soaring harmony assistance. Shimmering with vocal perfectness, elevated by numerous crashing crescendos, ideal to lift he Northern Soul dancefloor.. it's utter class awaiting a classy DJ to present it.

An album that has been highly coveted in Japan for over nearly 50 years, reissued over there in 1989. Here is a rare opportunity to own the elusive original 1971 press in perfect condition..

Condition Report

Impossible condition! Cover still retains original shrink wrap

A Side

  • Title: On Top

    B Side

  • Title: 1971 USA press
  • Year: 1971
  • City: Englewood, New Jersey