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The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever

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  • Audio CD (7 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin TV
  • ASIN: B00005CBW6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Seven Day To Long - Chuck Wood
  2. There's A Ghost In My House - R Dean Taylor
  3. Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray
  4. I'm Gonna Run Away From You - Tammi Lynn
  5. Landslide - Tony Clarke
  6. Just A Little Misunderstanding - The Contours
  7. 25 Miles - Edwin Starr
  8. You're Ready Now - Franki Valley
  9. Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  10. Skiing In The Snow - The Invertations
  11. Love On A Mountain Top - Robert Knight
  12. Green Door - Wynder K Frog
  13. Wade In The Water - Ramsey Lewis
  14. The Right Track - Billy Butler
  15. Hit And Run - Rose Batiste
  16. You're Gonna Make Me Love You - Sandi Sheldon
  17. I'll Do Anything - Doris Troy
  18. Do I Love - Frank Wilson
  19. Helpless - Kim Weston
  20. Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache - Bandwagon
  21. This Old Heart Of Mine - Isley Bros
  22. A Lot Of Love - Homer Banks
  23. Our Love Is In The Pocket - J.J. Barnes
  24. You Don't Love Me - Epitome Of Sound
  25. Open The Door - Darrell Banks
  26. Everything's Gonna Be Alright - P.P. Arnold
  27. A Little Lovin' Sometimes - Alexander Patton
  28. Looking For You - Garnet Mimms
  29. Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - The Tams
  30. The Drifter - Ray Polland

Disc: 2

  1. Girls Are Out To Get You - Fascinations
  2. Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
  3. The Snake - Al Wilson
  4. Here I Go Again - Archie Bell & The Drells
  5. Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony
  6. Gonna Fix You Good - The Alan Bown Set
  7. Breakout - Mitch Rider
  8. So Is The Sun - World Column
  9. Bari Track - Doni Burdick
  10. You Don't Want Me No More - Major Lance
  11. Too Late - Larry Williams / Johnny Watson
  12. Cracking Up Over You - Roy Hamilton
  13. Tainted Love - Gloria Love
  14. What - Judy Street
  15. Sweet Talking - Chiffons
  16. What Shall I Do - Frankie & The Classicals
  17. I'll Always Need You - Dean Courtney
  18. Our Love Is Getting Stronger Everyday - Jason Knight
  19. Dance Dance Dance - The Casualeers
  20. Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers
  21. If You ask Me - Jerry Williams
  22. Soul Time - Shirley Ellis
  23. I'm Standing - Rufus Lumley
  24. Dr Love - Bobby Sheen
  25. Thumb A Ride - Earl Wright + Orch
  26. God Knows - Mike McDonald
  27. She Blew A Good Thing - The Poets
  28. Long After Tonight Is Over - Jimmy Radcliff
  29. Time Will Pass You By - Tobi Legend
  30. I'm On My Way - Dean Parrish

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Compilations are often marred by at least some tracks that the purists are going to argue over and The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter...Ever is no exception. However, ask any northern soul fan to name 10 top tracks likely to get everyone on the dance floor and chances are classics like the once forgotten "Ghost in My House" by R Dean Taylor or the stomping "25 Miles" by Edwin Starr will be in there. Northern soul might be about rare cuts of classic soul tracks or stories surrounding lost gems that were never released, but for those that recall the original northern soul all-nighters and those discovering it, certain tracks always stick in the mind. For the uninitiated, the original "Tainted Love" as heard at Wigan all-nighter by a young Marc Almond is a revelation, whereas Shirley Ellis' "Soul Time" with its infectious counting ("2, 4, 6, 8, 22...") is guaranteed to get anyone out on the floor. True fans are likely to have most of the hits on this double CD, but if you're after a great introduction to the scene or you just want to listen again to some of those classic tracks that people travelled miles to dance to, The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever isn't a bad place to start. --Caroline Butler

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A fabulous album, yet the title is something of a misnomer; "The Best Northern Soul Youth Club CD" would have been much more appropriate. Given the scene's preoccupation with rarity it comes as something of a surprise that a CD containing 60 tracks should be made up of tracks that (in one form or another) can be picked up individually for less than a bluey each. In the majority of cases we would be talking about a re-issue, but I doubt that would be a major concern to the prospective purchasers of this CD.
Quite frankly, I have to say it's the best VFM Northern Soul CD to be found on the shelves of your local megastore. Sure, some of that tracks are the kind of things we all bought when we were wet behind the ears ('You're ready now' 'Ghost in my house' 'The Snake' etc) but there are timeless gems which shine out like a beacon of light and defy mere monetary classifications ('Looking for you' 'Dance dance dance' 'You don't want me no more' 'Too late' et al). Not an album likely to be revered by the prudies and shrewdies who spent most of the niter stuck in the record bar philosophising about the missing Ric Tic numbers - but for those who lost pints of sweat on the dance floor thirty years ago it must be considered an essential purchase. I had forgotten just how good some of these records were. But this CD has become something of a regular on my system with a click of the 'random' button (Go on - surprise me!) bringing back too many memories of the days when I had all my real teeth, a flat belly and had never heard of Grecian 2000. Just watch me astonish my kids as I glide across the living room doing the clap to 'Tainted Love' ("Sit down dad, you're a flaming tragedy") Ah, what do they know - they've only got the derivative rave scene. I had Wigan, I had baggy trousers, I had soul. And now I have this CD - and for once, just for once, I am young again. Turn back time - buy this CD
Dave McCadden
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Yep, this is a great re-release in 2006 of a great 2001 double cd, but would have been even better if Virgin would have kept all 30 tracks on each cd not editted to 23 a cd.
So if buying 2nd hand try to get the older 2001 version first.
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Baldy67.
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All the guys who kept the faith and still follow the northern soul scene may find that this compilation verges on the sell-out. But for me, a former follower of too-long-ago, who's been through the marriage, kids and settle down bits of life, which has involved learning to appreciate other types of music, then this little gem represents a great "welcome home".
It may be a bit commercial, it may be too near to the mainstream for the purist, however, I think that The Poets incredible "She blew a good thing" and Frankie Valli's all time classic "You're ready now" show that good music is good music no matter how many people appreciate it. The same can be said for dance standards "Out on the Floor" "If you ask" and "Our love is in the pocket"
If like me. you need to be re-educated as to what the north was and is really all about, them this musical journey from "7 days is too long" to "The Drifter", and "Girls are out to get you" to "I'm on my way" is like a loved one's welcome after a long hard journey; it's like the white cliffs of dover after the green fields of France. It's like coming home!
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By Brian M VINE VOICE on 8 Aug. 2003
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Anyone wanting to explore or just starting to get some Northern Soul tracks together look no further, this is a great starting place. The title of the CD may evoke memories of the other compilations with similar the greatest ......album of all time titles, this album lives up to its title or as near as damm it.
This album is just not for Northern Soul fans anyone who appreciates well-sung songs with real instruments and no drum machines will appreciate this album.
The album contains 60 tracks with too many highlights to mention and is a superb compilation and warrants 5 stars
If you only buy one Northern album for your collection then this is the one.
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By A Customer on 12 May 2001
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One of the best Northern albums I've had the pleasure to get my hands, with classic dance floor fillers such as 'Seven days', 'Ghost in my house', 'Landslide', '25 Miles', 'The Snake', 'Move on up' and 'Tainted love', to mention but a few. 60 tracks worth of some of the best music your ever likely to hear on CD, If you don't enjoy this compilation, I should check you've still got a pulse!!
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anyone old enough to remember the good times will love this collection. so many good tunes on one cd, hairs on the back of your neck stuff.if you like northern keep the faith and enjoy the revival its happening and this should get you in the mood!.
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Hearing the tracks on this CD brought me straight back to the early days of Wigan Casino "All-Nighters". The days of standing room only on a Saturday night and queueing to get in all around the block. My first memories started in the Beachcomber Disco, beneath the Casino and as a fifteen year old dancing to "I'll do anything (anything he wants me to do)" Wow, I'm fifteen again with maybelline-blue mascara and platform soles, Russ Winstanley is the DJ and I'm loving every minute of it. Can anyone else out there still do a back-drop?!! Keep the Faith! Susan Lewis xxxx (nee Holland)
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This is a class album of really well known Northern Soul tracks. Its the tracks everyone has cut their teeth on at some point if they class themselves as Northern soul fans or ever went to local disco's in small towns in the late 70's as I did and first heard them there. You get a lot of tracks for the money, 40 tracks and none of them are fillers or turkeys. Stand outs depend so much on personal taste, my own are 7 Days too Long, The Drifter, Out on the Floor (it still brings back such memories), What andTainted Love, but there are 35 others to chose from every bit as good and its very hard to say which are the best because they all are. Get your hands on a copy its another album that you can play and everyone dances to. Perfect for parties, BBQ's and any other times when you need music that gets the feet moving, I guarantee this will.
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