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Richard Searling Book - Setting The Record Straight - News

Richard Searling Book - Setting The Record Straight - News magazine cover

News is about that signed deluxe hardback copies of the forthcoming book from Richard Searling are now available for pre-order from Anglo American.

Titled 'Setting The Record Straight' and with it having taglines such as 'Music & Memories from Wigan Casino 1973-1981' and 'The Sounds That Shaped My life' and being billed with enticing descriptions such as... 

'This unique account reveals many closely guarded secrets and delivers a fascinating insight into the thrill of finding rare American soul records and life behind the turntables in that most hallowed of halls...' 

...this book does seem to have the potential to be an addition to the must purchase list of 'Northern Soul' related books .

It's out in September 2018, guess we will find out then...

Promotional Blurb

Over 250 pages and 150 exclusive records that defined the glory years of northern soul 1973-1981

Renowned DJ and broadcaster Richard Searling relives the records that defined his career at the world famous Wigan Casino between the years 1973 to 1981.

Pre-order Details

The Deluxe Hardback Edition is now available for pre-order signed by the author. £29.99 (INC UK P+P)

Available from Anglo American https://www.raresoulvinyl.co.uk  Phone: 01 706 81 8604

See flyer below for more ordering info

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Stevegods's profile photo

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Can’t get that link to work .. sure it’s right ? 

Amsterdam Russ's profile photo

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There's a typo in the actual url. It should be www.raresoulvinyl.co.uk

Can't actually find the book on the site though. Have checked the "books" link at the bottom of the left-hand nav column, but it's not listed there. Is there an actual page for it?

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I asked Richard on Twitter, the link will go up within the site by Friday, possibly before.

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1 hour ago, stevegods said:

Can’t get that link to work .. sure it’s right ? 

link now sorted

1 hour ago, Russell Gilbert said:

Can't actually find the book on the site though. Have checked the "books" link at the bottom of the left-hand nav column, but it's not listed there. Is there an actual page for it?

the flyer does have ordering info via email/phone along with paypal details

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8 minutes ago, source team said:

link now sorted

the flyer does have ordering info via email/phone along with paypal details

Yes, saw that. Thanks. I'll wait for the link to go live on Friday... :thumbsup:

Cunnie's profile photo

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So let me get this right.
It's not available until September but you have to pay for it now in April?
Also will there be a paperback that's a bit cheaper?

Winsford Soul's profile photo

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If you want a signed hard back deluxe  copy it's available for pre order now. But it doesn't get published until September. 

Just ordered and paid for  my copy because this version will probably sell out.  Another  one to add to the collection.  

Ste

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Ordered mine via the site too now. As was said, looking forward to it.

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Sorry to appear to go off the subject but it is actually related. Did Searling play Marvin Gaye Love Starved Heart at Wigan or was it a Stafford play ?

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1 hour ago, SHSDave said:

Sorry to appear to go off the subject but it is actually related. Did Searling play Marvin Gaye Love Starved Heart at Wigan or was it a Stafford play ?

Wigan tune for RS.

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I thought it had already been acknowledged that Love Starved Heart wasn't a Wigan record after it was featured in the film Northern Soul. The conclusion was that although the film was set in 1974 (I think), the director had used the track for artistic licensing reasons. 

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I think that was more to do with the timeline of the tunes at Wigan rather than it not actually being played there at all, always under the impression it was a late Wigan spin.

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LSH turned up in the UK via Dave Withers and Rod, alongside Suspicion / It's Too Late / Forever In My Heart. Dave cut those four on to acetates for me at the time and it must have been about 1982 or even touching 83.

Update - Seems it was 81 so, yes it could have been a very late Wigan spin

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Updated with newer info.
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21 minutes ago, Mick Holdsworth said:

LSH turned up in the UK via Dave Withers and Rod, alongside Suspicion / It's Too Late / Forever In My Heart. Dave cut those four on to acetates for me at the time and it must have been about 1982 or even touching 83.

It was 81 when they turned up.  Suspicion etc first got aired in the backroom of a SASofGB niter in Manchester, October that year.  Stafford when they were unleased fully by Dave. Must have been late on at Wigan when LSH got played by Richard. 

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4 hours ago, chatty said:

I think that was more to do with the timeline of the tunes at Wigan rather than it not actually being played there at all, always under the impression it was a late Wigan spin.

Agree LSH was a late Wigan spin for Richard 

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Although recorded in 1966, i thought this only turned up in the tape vaults of Motown in 1980.

I've obviously been a sleep.

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14 minutes ago, chalky said:

It was 81 when they turned up.  Suspicion etc first got aired in the backroom of a SASofGB niter in Manchester, October that year.  Stafford when they were unleased fully by Dave. Must have been late on at Wigan when LSH got played by Richard

Ok, That makes sense. So it is possible LSH was first played a little earlier than Oct 81, and Richard could/would have played it prior to the Sept 81 finale.

Actually, as I type this, I've just had a brain flash of hearing 'Come On Back To Me Baby' (FIMH from the same batch), while I was in the record bar at Wigan turning to the nearest person, and asking "what's this?" It may have been one of the very last events at Wigan in 81.

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Thanks all for replies, I thought it was a Stafford play, wrong again Greenhill !!!

Kenb's profile photo

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Seems like I wasn’t asleep after all : re dates. Just asleep on reading previous posts.

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Is Mr Searling a member on here? 

Peter99's profile photo

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Preordered my copy.

 

P

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53 minutes ago, professorturnups said:

Is Mr Searling a member on here? 

Just been thinking that myself,if he is it would be good to get the answer on LSH direct from Richard himself. 

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1 hour ago, professorturnups said:

Is Mr Searling a member on here? 

has an active account - not sure how often checks in
 @Richard S

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On 03/05/2018 at 15:12, SHSDave said:

Sorry to appear to go off the subject but it is actually related. Did Searling play Marvin Gaye Love Starved Heart at Wigan or was it a Stafford play ?

No, it wasn’t “ discovered until,1979/80

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On 03/05/2018 at 15:12, SHSDave said:

Sorry to appear to go off the subject but it is actually related. Did Searling play Marvin Gaye Love Starved Heart at Wigan or was it a Stafford play ?

No, it wasn’t “ discovered until,1979/80

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On 04/05/2018 at 11:38, chalky said:

It was 81 when they turned up.  Suspicion etc first got aired in the backroom of a SASofGB niter in Manchester, October that year.  Stafford when they were unleased fully by Dave. Must have been late on at Wigan when LSH got played by Richard. 

Chalky.  Had this conversation with  Keith Brady ( R.I.P ) in the  90,s when it went massive and he did mention that it was a Casino tune .

That's more than good enough for me. 

Trust your well mate .

Steve 

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1 hour ago, Winsford Soul said:

Chalky.  Had this conversation with  Keith Brady ( R.I.P ) in the  90,s when it went massive and he did mention that it was a Casino tune .

That's more than good enough for me. 

Trust your well mate .

Steve 

All good mate.  I would be better if I wasn’t working 🙄😕

Richard is positive he played it at Wigan.

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All a bit hazy now.

Pretty sure I did an acetate for Richard of Originals/Marvin Gaye but exact time escapes me.

He might remember when. 

I know Dave aint sure of sequence of events either.

I'm guessing very very end of Wigan then.

 

 

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20 hours ago, modernsoulsucks said:

All a bit hazy now.

Pretty sure I did an acetate for Richard of Originals/Marvin Gaye but exact time escapes me.

He might remember when. 

I know Dave aint sure of sequence of events either.

I'm guessing very very end of Wigan then.

 

 

It was end WC Rod for certain. 

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just had answer back from richard searling  it was 1981 at station road he got of a lad called Dave Withers  so there you have it lads 

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1 hour ago, IAN STACEY said:

just had answer back from richard searling  it was 1981 at station road he got of a lad called Dave Withers  so there you have it lads 

And Dave got it via Rod who replied above.  They came on a tape from Robb K. 

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On 04/05/2018 at 18:19, mike said:

has an active account - not sure how often checks in
 @Richard S

Is he not the phantom janitor?😷

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On 26/04/2018 at 09:31, Winsford Soul said:

If you want a signed hard back deluxe  copy it's available for pre order now. But it doesn't get published until September. 

Just ordered and paid for  my copy because this version will probably sell out.  Another  one to add to the collection.  

Ste

Any word on the release or shipping  date yet  ?

Ste

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1 hour ago, Winsford Soul said:

Any word on the release or shipping  date yet  ?

Ste

Think it is October now.

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54 minutes ago, Steve Foran said:

Think it is October now.

Thanks Steve 

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I see there's an interview with RS in  Oct edition of Record Collector (currently available in WH Smith and all good Newsagent's across the land).

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Just now, mike said:

 

Been looking forward to this one for a few years now. I emailed something to Richard ages ago and he said a book was in the offing. Easily my best DJ from back in the day - the quality of his 60's and modern sets, and how he mixed them together,  was something I'll never forget. 

 

Pete

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So has the release date been delayed by a month because the pre-order target hasn't been reached?

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47 minutes ago, Steve S 60 said:

So has the release date been delayed by a month because the pre-order target hasn't been reached?

Not at all, not sure where you would get that idea from?  It was additions to the manuscript last minute and printer delays I believe.

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20 minutes ago, chalky said:

Not at all, not sure where you would get that idea from?  It was additions to the manuscript last minute and printer delays I believe.

Thanks for setting the record straight, but 5 months from taking pre-orders until release seems a long time to me.

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31 minutes ago, Steve S 60 said:

Thanks for setting the record straight, but 5 months from taking pre-orders until release seems a long time to me.

As far as I was aware it was always going to be September, Richard was still writing it I think when it was announced, more and more info kept coming to light that needed adding.  That is how I saw it but hopefully Richard might see this and you get it from the horses mouth as they say. 

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10 minutes ago, chalky said:

As var as I was aware it was always gpi g to be September, Richard was still writing it I think when it was announced, more and more info kept coming to light that needed adding.  That is how Imsee it but hopefully Richard might see this and you get it from the horses mouth as they say. 

Good things come to those that wait!

 

:elvis:

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Considering Anglo American are the sole supplier of this book, and have already taken full payment including postage for pre-orders, the least I would expect as a paying customer is notification that the release date has slipped by a month.  It's just good customer relations.  I shouldn't have to find out about it on an online forum.

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From Anglo American email ladt week....

 

The Richard Searling book offer extended through October.

A delay in the printers means that the LIMITED EDITION 'Setting The Record Straight' epic account of Wigan, Va-Va's and other venues is running a little late. The pre-order price will remain at £29.99 including post. Should any copies remain of the hardback after October, the price will increase to £34.99 plus post as per the recommended retail price.
All pre-order hardback copies are signed and individually numbered.

 

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Soon to be available in all good charity shops! 😀

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43 minutes ago, chalky said:

From Anglo American email ladt week....

 

The Richard Searling book offer extended through October.

A delay in the printers means that the LIMITED EDITION 'Setting The Record Straight' epic account of Wigan, Va-Va's and other venues is running a little late. 

 

open.php?u=70ea9b5bbb1b63c5ce9c70f28&id=b7ccc7914c&e=6b76f10369

If he mentions me with relation to Va Va's and it's demise,  will I get any royalties ?.

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Look what's just dropped through the letterbox. Can't wait to start reading this book . Limited Edition No 520.  

Steve 

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And mine ... and I bought one for a mate , and he’s just rung up very surprised .

At first glance , looks really good .

 

Steve 

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