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Loveman (Ronnie Stokes) 7" Single

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Bit of an exclusive on this one - these are currently available nowhere else.

12" coveteers will probably explode in a messy rage at this but in truth I can't think of a better 12" to compact onto a 45, tastefully edited and sort of, err, 'fixed' (you know, that dodgy start)

It's not a rehash, a knob twiddle or a mash up with squelchy sound effects are 1990's drum machines all over it, and it doesn't bring the edit(or) to the fore: it sounds as if it's a 7" version that was always meant to be. 

So here's a limited press, on a nice dinked 45 of 'Loveman' (Ronnie Stokes) 7" edit of Touch You Again backed with an equally nice edit of S.O.L - Mr Kool, the latter being an instrumental edit, taking out the slightly annoying vocals. 
 

£6.50 each (this price is valid til 1st November then they're £8) post is £1.50 1st class UK|£4 Europe|£5 Worldwide. 
 

PMs or email to soulstacks@gmail.com

'Loveman' - Touch You Again - listen

S.O.L - Mr Kool - listen

 

The blurb

 

"If there was ever a 12"³ single begging not only for a 7"³ release, but a spell under the editor’s scapel, ‘Loveman’ Ronnie Stokes’ 1979 no-hitter ‘Touch You Again’ is that record. Long regarded as a grail amongst old school Modern Soul devotees and newer disco-soul hounds alike, the original Philly City 12"³, whilst brilliant, suffers from a glitch that this limited press 7"³ edit addresses. Compacting over four minutes of Philly soul gold down to a ’45 box’ friendly format was only one step in producing the edit. The other was to add a proper ‘start’ to a record that seems to miss a few beats on the intro. Grab a listen to the original 12"³ and you’ll see what we mean. Purists may balk — as they usually do — that the 12"³ needs no re-touch, edit or fondling but to fans of good old 45 rpm records, this will be a welcome release. The flipside is another edit this time focussing on a rarity by the 1970s West Coast group Standards of Living. The vocals have been removed from the legendary ‘Cut Up Mr Kool’ to create an otherwise non-existant instrumental version and certain areas reshuffled to keep it driving straight at the dancefloor. Guaranteed though that there is no knob twiddling, poncy doodling or adding of unnecessary effects going on. Simply two great originals slightly altered for maximum effect and impact. Bang!

In short, a top notch two-sider."

 

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Edited by Jason S

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