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Deep in South Chicago, a band of four brothers raised on doo-wop and flea-market instruments made a record during the mid 70s that did not only mark a seminal point in their youthful careers, but would go on to become a true collector’s favourite. Open Soul is quite simply one of the best examples of raw, stripped down soul in its purest form, and for this reason has become a highly sought after rarity. The album has been carefully reproduced and will be officially available for the first time in 40 Years, this time accompanied by an interview with one of the original brothers, various Tomorrow's People memorabilia and a number of other contributions from Melodies' friends around the world. This reissue by Tomorrow's People is released in collaboration with Timothy Burton. The master and multitrack tapes were destroyed over 20 years ago and so this LP has been restored and mastered from multiple copies of the original pressing. In all the copies, we notice some slight distortion in the right channel of the opening guitar solo to "Open Soul" which we believe must be present as a pressing artefact. Take a listen to the clip! - A1 - Lovers to Friends A2 - It Ain't Fair A3 - Hurt Perversion A4 - Hurry On Up Tomorrow A5 - Let's Get Down With The Beat B1- Open Soul

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Release Date

31.01.2017

Cat No

MEL005

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Funk
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7"
La'verne Washington
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The Promise / I Found What I've Been Searching ForMelodies International
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Funk/Soul
7"
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The Promise / I Found What I've Been Searching ForMelodies International
UK House
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12"
Synchrojack
14.95 €
DaylightMelodies International
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House
12"
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Synchrojack
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DaylightMelodies International
US House
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12"
Hanna
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I Needed / Intercession, On BehalfMelodies International
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House
12"
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Hanna
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I Needed / Intercession, On BehalfMelodies International
Boogie
7"
Don Blackman
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Just Can't Stay AwayMelodies International
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Disco
7"
Don Blackman
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Just Can't Stay AwayMelodies International
US House
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12"
Crustation
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Flame (Mood 2 Swing Remixes)Melodies International
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House
12"
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Crustation
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Flame (Mood 2 Swing Remixes)Melodies International
Soul
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7"
Jack Jacobs
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I Believe It's AlrightMelodies International
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Funk/Soul
7"
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Jack Jacobs
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I Believe It's AlrightMelodies International
Disco
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12''
Soweto Soul Orchestra
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Soweto Soul OrchestraMonte Cristo
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Disco
12''
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Soweto Soul Orchestra
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Soweto Soul OrchestraMonte Cristo
Future Bass
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12"
Danny Scrilla
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DaybreakCosmic Bridge
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Bass Music
12"
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Danny Scrilla
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DaybreakCosmic Bridge
Afro House
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12"
Dancing People
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Volume 4Dancing People
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12"
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Dancing People
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Volume 4Dancing People
Funk
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7"
La'verne Washington
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The Promise / I Found What I've Been Searching ForMelodies International
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Funk/Soul
7"
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The Promise / I Found What I've Been Searching ForMelodies International
Re Edit (Disco)
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7"
Elado / Eddie C
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Hipos / Crazy HeartRed Motorbike
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Disco
7"
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Elado / Eddie C
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Hipos / Crazy HeartRed Motorbike
House
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12"
Izmo
10.95 €
Where Is Eddie?Mint Condition
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House
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Izmo
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Where Is Eddie?Mint Condition