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Just seen one in sales the Charles Diamond one, and I know there is the rare version but are there any other versions or boots, sorry if it's been done before.

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Just seen one in sales the Charles Diamond one, and I know there is the rare version but are there any other versions or boots, sorry if it's been done before.

 

Charles Diamond is the same as Inspirations basically, it's a re recorded vocal, equally as good as the original.  We just called that pink label one a 'pressing' but nowadays it would be described as 'an official reissue'.  I don't think it ever came out again, and there are only one or two original copies of the first version.  Magnificent record.

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Charles Diamond is the same as Inspirations basically, it's a re recorded vocal, equally as good as the original.  We just called that pink label one a 'pressing' but nowadays it would be described as 'an official reissue'.  I don't think it ever came out again, and there are only one or two original copies of the first version.  Magnificent record.

Thanks for that, I have one that's on an orange Breakthrough and I assume it's a boot but can't find any info on it.

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The only original I ever saw of this was Colin Curtis's copy. A single-sided test-press with a full orange label I seem to recall. Did any others ever come to light?

Ian D :)

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Thanks for that, I have one that's on an orange Breakthrough and I assume it's a boot but can't find any info on it.

 

Have you considered the possibility that you may be colour blind?

 

Hint: if most lipstick also looks orange there's a good chance you are :D

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ted massey has an orange issue - he played it when i double decked with him at prestatyn,every record he put  on i though god how am i gonna follow that !!! 

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I guess the question about the orange copy is more related to the artist, if it's credited to The Inspirations, it's original. If it's Charles Diamond (and the label is orange) then I can't be sure as I've only seen those on a pink label.

 

Has anyone got a scan of the Charles Diamond release with an orange label?

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I wish more DJs would play the Charles Diamond version out, its fantastic and the instrumental is great.Think the last time i heard it was at a Brid weekender.

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ted massey has an orange issue - he played it when i double decked with him at prestatyn,every record he put  on i though god how am i gonna follow that !!!

and you did with great skill Mark top man. my copy has Ian Gillibrand scratched in the run out there's a picture some where with him and Richard Sealing and the disc behind the decks at Wigan

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Thanks for that, I have one that's on an orange Breakthrough and I assume it's a boot but can't find any info on it.

 

 

Have you considered the possibility that you may be colour blind?

 

Hint: if most lipstick also looks orange there's a good chance you are :D

 

Actually I completely mis-spoke just then. What I meant to say was how about we swap my pink one and some cash, say twenty quid, for your orange boot...?

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That's the version I've got but not that label, it's the same as the second one.

Edited by Paddywack

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just listened to the reissue and its piss poor to the original I am biased thou lol

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There's a previous thread about this here: 

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I prefer the Charles Diamond version.

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the so called original inspirations acetate recently went through the bay! but i would sell the house to have the original on breakthrough...oh and thats a great pic...i can boasting owning one record on there at least!

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and you did with great skill Mark top man. my copy has Ian Gillibrand scratched in the run out there's a picture some where with him and Richard Sealing and the disc behind the decks at Wigan

That's my old copy Ted, I sold it to gilly in 82 for £85 when I thort northern was washed up 8-)

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the so called original inspirations acetate recently went through the bay! but i would sell the house to have the original on breakthrough...oh and thats a great pic...i can boasting owning one record on there at least!

Picture was taken at my house dobber  :thumbsup:  :wicked:

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the so called original inspirations acetate recently went through the bay! but i would sell the house to have the original on breakthrough...oh and thats a great pic...i can boasting owning one record on there at least!

This one?

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This one?

yeah thats it...it actually went through twice...first time for a hell of a lot of money...and then relisted and got around £400 i think?

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That's my old copy Ted, I sold it to gilly in 82 for £85 when I thort northern was washed up 8-)

some how it ended up with Jim Wensiora I bought it of him in I think 1988 when he sold up for £200

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right stop talking about how cheap this record sold for back in the day...its doin my head in...haha

 

my bloody house is going up for sale first thing!

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I paid an old lady in St Louis $1 for it, I 'll shut up now 8-)

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Arthur did you find a copy when with Sam, but it was his day for first pick? Or was that something else

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Arthur did you find a copy when with Sam, but it was his day for first pick? Or was that something else

Sam was there Rick, but luckily for me I had first pick that day 8-)

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:ohmy:  :hypo:  :wub:

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And Mick Smith's copy and that's it.

I thought an acetate went through eBay a few years ago as well as the last one?.

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The 5 records in this pic were Kenny Burrells before he sold up

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Kev Barrett & Dave Skeen found a copy around 14 yrs ago from a shop I told them about in Kansas sold it to Tim Brown also Gilly had a copy that Tim Brown ended up with I think Ginger Taylor ended up with one of those..

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Thanks for that, I have one that's on an orange Breakthrough and I assume it's a boot but can't find any info on it.

Any chance you could scan/post a pic Paddy?

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post-23859-0-84426100-1394790452_thumb.j  This is it and it's the Charles Diamond version, bought it off ebay a few years ago but other than that I don't know anything about it.

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The vocal on the original version is painful.

 

None of em could carry a tune in a bucket.

 

No wonder it's so rare.

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attachicon.gif002.JPG  This is it and it's the Charles Diamond version, bought it off ebay a few years ago but other than that I don't know anything about it.

 

There's two possibilities here.

One, it's an original.

Two, it's the reissue with a good quality photocopy of the original label stuck on it.

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There's two possibilities here.

One, it's an original.

Two, it's the reissue with a good quality photocopy of the original label stuck on it.

I'll take possibility one please :) , if it's a photocopy Pete then it would fool me although that's not hard to do, like I say though the only others I've seen are the pink ones and just assumed that this was a boot/reissue of it.

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The 5 records in this pic were Kenny Burrells before he sold up

 

i'm always leaving my 5-figure records strewn out against each other sleeveless like that too

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I'll take possibility one please :) , if it's a photocopy Pete then it would fool me although that's not hard to do, like I say though the only others I've seen are the pink ones and just assumed that this was a boot/reissue of it.

 

Well here's a way to tell. Is there anything on side 2?

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if the pink record is a rerecording it's not really a reissue, it's the first time the material has been issued

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Well here's a way to tell. Is there anything on side 2?

Instrumental.

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Instrumental.

 

So I was right - reissue with fake labels - it'll have a delta number (triangle) 102391

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So I was right - reissue with fake labels - it'll have a delta number (triangle) 102391

Yes it does, also has Gold Q - 1 the g looks like a six, aaaaah well at least I know now just seems odd that someone would go to all that trouble, thanks for your help.

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The vocal on the original version is painful.

 

None of em could carry a tune in a bucket.

 

No wonder it's so rare.

 

Ah that's harsh, I just listened to the instrumental, beautiful, the second version, phenomenal, and the original version, superb.  I think it's the same vocalist on both.  And he does a great job on the original as well.  Did I ever tell you about the time i 'found' him before anyone else did blah blah blah...

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post-23859-0-26379100-1394800525_thumb.j            Here's the flip side.

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Yes it does, also has Gold Q - 1 the g looks like a six, aaaaah well at least I know now just seems odd that someone would go to all that trouble, thanks for your help.

is the label moulded over or does it appear to be stuck on.....have a little pick at it :rofl:

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is the label moulded over or does it appear to be stuck on.....have a little pick at it :rofl:

I would say it's stuck on, I'll bring it with me Dave to the next H & G you can have a look. :)

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The original version features Johnny Hendley on lead .... It has been discussed before but I don't have time to find the thread ... Version 2 is Charles Diamond a.k.a. Charles Perry

 

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attachicon.gif005.JPG            Here's the flip side.

 

Someones taken the trouble to print (inst) on the original photocopy?

 

Thats worth owning for the handicraft alone!!

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Someones taken the trouble to print (inst) on the original photocopy?

 

Thats worth owning for the handicraft alone!!

It's a clever piece of handicraft if that's what it is.

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I would say it's stuck on, I'll bring it with me Dave to the next H & G you can have a look. :)

 

Going by his other two records, the Inspirations vocalist does not sound like John Hendley, Andy, to my ears anyway.  I know you probably got that from the horse's mouth but doesn't sound like him.

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