Ronnie & Robyn

Sidra's Theme / Blow Out The Candle

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  • Artist: Ronnie & Robyn
  • A Side: Sidra's Theme
  • B Side: Blow Out The Candle
  • Label: Sidra
  • Format: 45s



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

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We have talked about the fall-out this monumental Northern Soul instrumental had on me a few times in the past.. But those truly inspirational Northern Soul moments, triggered by the truly great NMPOrthern Soul discoveries. You just can't help but to be catapulted back to a time and place treasured in your memory bank. You can never forget, as the "classics" did change your life. This 45 jolted me into silence, as our table chattered away, talking amphetamine induced complete nonsense..

That unusually genial intro, instantly caught my ear against the flow, after hours of insistent and relentless stomping energy; it was so out of sync with the rest of the records we'd heard that day inside Whitchurch All Dayer that day... slowly building on ripples of Harp plucking,you just knew something special was about to happen... rhythmic rattle of drumsticks intensified.. then the horn blasted through the calm... unified jaw-drops surrounded me, as we all knew Ian Levine had just dropped a Northern Soul hand-grenade into the crowd.


"WOW what's this tune?" ...and I wasn't the only one now standing in open-mouthed astonishment.. Ian Levine had announced it with his usual gusto, "The End Of The World" by The Explosions. What a great title; Ian Levine reiterating " it as it's gonna be the biggest, most-wanted sound of that summer of 1973.... he wasn't wrong either.

I do delight in Northern Soul classics with the capacity to take you back to the times, when everything was new to your ears, instantly branded into your brain; we were already starting to make plans to be at the Blackpool Mecca the very next week.

Back in those Golden days the cover-up tease with it's weird and wonderful christenings added to the joy of being part of Northern Soul community. You planned your social life around being able to hear & dance to these sounds again as soon as possible.

This promo copy, that has taken me all the way from my vinyl strewn desk, to Whitchurch 1973 is a priceless moment in delaying the aging process.. as the harp invigorates my brain, I feel 20 years of age again.

Before you chance to own an amazing record, a timeless classic at an affordable price, as this listing is not a "minter" but plays perfectly. Read condition report.

This is a listing especially aimed at Northern Soul old-school collectors who want to leap into their virtual time-machine, that records of this calibre give you the starter key to..

NOTE this auction finishes THURSDAY 26th. DECEMBER "Boxing Day" usual live conclusion

Condition Report

Light surface marks, but as you can hear it plays totally clean looks vg+ plays excellent plus. Both labels are free from writing, stickers or tears but suffer light age-browning, check out the detailed images. An opportunity of a timeless classic at an affordable price perhaps.

A Side

  • Title: Sidra's Theme

    B Side

  • Title: Blow Out The Candle
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Detroit, Mich