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I heard a version of Elton John's Are you ready for love with the Detroit Spinners on Smooth Fm this morning. Haven't heard this version before and it is even better than the one with old Baldy on his own. does anybody know anything more about this version-I think it was recorded when elton worked with Thom Bell in the 70s but other than that I don't know.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

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I heard a version of Elton John's Are you ready for love with the Detroit Spinners on Smooth Fm this morning. Haven't heard this version before and it is even better than the one with old Baldy on his own. does anybody know anything more about this version-I think it was recorded when elton worked with Thom Bell in the 70s but other than that I don't know.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

Yes with Thom Bell as you said

I have a Canadian White Atlantic demo of this

You do see it from time to Time for sale on US Atlantic and I think it got a Euro release.

I have the original 70s 12" release of baldy and it credits Thom bell on that as well.

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shouldn't you be at work rather than lazing around listening to the radio?

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Is this a different take, or is it a splicing together of EJ's version, and the Detroit Spinners' version that was on the WEA Philly compilation 'Creme de la Creme Vol.2"? Think the sleevenotes said that the DS version was (up to that point) unreleased. The CD is only a year or so old...... unsure.gif

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Think the sleevenotes said that the DS version was (up to that point) unreleased. The CD is only a year or so old...... :thumbsup:

Detroit Spinners was definately released - I've held it in my hand...

Also double sided demo.

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Yes with Thom Bell as you said

I have a Canadian White Atlantic demo of this

You do see it from time to Time for sale on US Atlantic and I think it got a Euro release.

I have the original 70s 12" release of baldy and it credits Thom bell on that as well.

i got this on a spanish picture cover

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Detroit Spinners was definately released - I've held it in my hand...

Also double sided demo.

Yes deffo released i have a uk 7" of it here have also had a 12" of it in the past far superior version to old wiggy's one.

Derek

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Are You Ready For Love - detroit spinners - atlantic

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Ted! here's Spinners version for ya.

Steve

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I've held it in my hand...

"Now please wash your hands"! :thumbsup:

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Are You Ready For Love - detroit spinners - atlantic

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Ted! here's Spinners version for ya.

Steve

Thanks very muchly bugger it cuts of at the end any chance of a full one

Ted

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I heard a version of Elton John's Are you ready for love with the Detroit Spinners on Smooth Fm this morning. Haven't heard this version before and it is even better than the one with old Baldy on his own. does anybody know anything more about this version-I think it was recorded when elton worked with Thom Bell in the 70s but other than that I don't know.

Thanks in advance
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Going brazenly off topic here but a New York record store (Downstairs) owner once told me that Elton played the piano intro on Eddie Holmans "This Will Be A Night To Remember" he knew this because he happened to be in the studio (Sigma) that day.

Cheers Paul

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Going brazenly off topic here but a New York record store (Downstairs) owner once told me that Elton played the piano intro on Eddie Holmans "This Will Be A Night To Remember" he knew this because he happened to be in the studio (Sigma) that day.

Cheers Paul

It comes from an album called "From Here To Eternity" Atlantic SD19219 released in 79 but was mainly recorded before then.This I feel was the original and shows that John Edwards was a slightly better singer than EJ.He does give it some.The Spinners used to record 2 albums at the same time with Thom Bell which now makes you realise why they did sound very similar.One of the greatest vocalist groups of all time.Phillipe Wynne and John Edwards on lead vocals ,say no more.
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Thanks very muchly bugger it cuts of at the end any chance of a full one

Ted

Sorry bout that Ted, thought we had to clip tunes, still not sure what site policy is on uploading, can send ya full file direct if ya want it mate. Dunno if i can deleate one i sent, and post full one?

steve

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Just got round to thanking eveybody for the replies. Btw has anybody gota soundclip of the baldy and DS VERSION?

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