O. V. Wright

8 Men, 4 Women / 1968 British press

Island : ILP 975

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  • Artist: O. V. Wright
  • A Side: 8 Men, 4 Women
  • B Side: 1968 British press
  • Label: Island
  • Format: LPs



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

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When it comes to seriously rare British release Soul albums, this 1968 testament to one of the all-time greats, is one of the hardest to nail down. So when it surfaces in Mint minus condition it's a window of opportunity, do not to pass by. The album is as near Mint as you could ever dream of encountering.

In his short life of only 41 years O. V. (Overton Vertis) Wright recorded so many standout Soul recording, working with the great producers of the era, Don Robey, Willie Mitchell, Roosevelt Jamison leaving as legacy that views him amopng real-Soul fans as one of the most impressive and memorable male voices of the last century. Along side Bobby Blue Bland, Joe Hinton, Little Milton, Otis Reading, Wilson Picket etc. O.V. delivered Soul with impact.

This 1968 12 track album cover his Back Beat years is litter with emotional Deep Soul, crunching R&B movers; but hidden on side one is O.V. finest Northern Soul offering "Can't Find True Love" which never appeared as a 45.

This platter sold zero on UK release and in the whole of my time, we've only ever seen a very few. and none as sparkling, flawless as this listing today.

Act accordingly, a listing not only for the dedicated Soul collector, but also for those of you seeking the impossible conditions whilst cornering the finest albums known.

A true "great" with a truly rare UK masterpiece of Real-Soul

Condition Report

Sparkling vinyl, with hardly a blemish, full gloss, plays perfectly. Two bright pink Mint labels, laminated cover front as as-good-as-it-gets. Back cover very like age browning but free of any flaws. We have never witnessed a finer copy, we doubt anyone else will either.

A Side

  • Title: 8 Men, 4 Women

    B Side

  • Title: 1968 British press
  • Year: 1968
  • City: United Kingdom