Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together

Chess : 1977

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  • Artist: Valentinos
  • A Side: Sweeter Than The Day Before
  • B Side: Let's Get Together
  • Label: Chess
  • Format: 45s



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

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A NS anthem for more years than I can remember, part of the very fabric of the Northern Soul movement for 5 decades and still electrifying dancfloors across Europe, still a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

When a record has been part of the Northern Soul staple diet since 1970, it's not easy to add anything to enhance this records already humongous reputation...50 years of packing the dancefloors across Britain you'd think this classic would have become tiresome at some point during it lifetime. But not at all, it still ignites frenetic excitement every time it hits the turntable.

There is so much going on in the production, to partner the vibrant growling vocal. The rattling drum intro collides with a bombardment of brass, burping saxophone intrusions pepper the production about to be taken to another level by one of the most exhilarating sax-breaks of them all. Male vocal choruses chime their approval at ever opportunity, redecorating that fuller than full backing.. . a truly glorious example of the finest dance-music Northern Soul has to offer.

In more recent times, NS DJ's a have also taken to spinning the nearly as good "Let's Get Together" flipside.

Enough of my take on it... just click the sound file... for an out of your body experience that will take you back to every Northern Soul club that you have ever attended..

When a 45 is as classic as this guaranteed floor-destroyer...but you knew all that already didn't you.

Condition Report

a nice clean copy, two clean labels still housed in company sleeve. Vinyl carries good gloss, revealing only a few light surface hairlines, as you can hear can hear both sides play crisp, clean and true.

A Side

  • Title: Sweeter Than The Day Before

    B Side

  • Title: Let's Get Together
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal