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Excellent both the idea & tracks - so glad there are 3 more
on 7 September 2007
What an excellent idea to create a northern soul "mecca" around the clubs which gave it birth!. All of these hallowed names now so familiar to those who loved the music and the scene and which are in no small way totally responsible for its success both then and again now.
Born in 1963 I was not considered old enough to go to the all dayers and all nighters of that time. Therefore back then I loved the music but only heard a tiny portion of it and never had the honour of entering the sacred halls themselves; Blackpool Mecca, The Torch, The Twisted Wheel and Wigan Casino. Thanks to Richard Sterling however I have enjoyed the revival and added extensively to my northern soul knowledge and collection. Now with these 4 CD's, this being the first, a further whole cornocopia of GREAT music history is opened up to everyone together with a very concise written history including photographs of old ticket stubs, the DJ's of the day and even the club goers!. The written background of the clubs and the time are clearly well researched and fascinating and most importantly the track inclusion is first rate with a varied mix of hot tracks of the day floor fillers. None of these tracks themselves are fillers however with 25 tracks of class and melody and not one dross track in sight!.
Inexpensive and well worth the investment, this collection will fill a big gap in the history of what it was all about and who were the names of the day for those who were too young to be a part of it then and those who are new to it but still love it now. As an introduction to anyone who really knows nothing but would like to, this set of 4 (will there be any more?) is no better place to start.