Northern Soul Soundtrack


Wednesday 17th September 2014

“This is a story of a youth culture that changed a generation and influenced songwriters, producers, DJs and designers for decades to come. This is the story of Northern Soul.”

Northern Soul the film, is an uplifting story of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. Directed by Elaine Constantine, the film is considered the most accurate portrayal yet of the Northern Soul subculture and legendary musical movement. 

The story of Northern Soul is one of total immersion, dedication and devotion. Finding its heart in the north of England in the late 1960s, the music of 1960s-70s black American soul singers combined with distinctive dance styles where devotees pushed their bodies, their finances and sometimes their minds to brutal and unforgiving extremes. Based around all night, alcohol-free club nights, arranged by the fans themselves, the plain concept of the 'night out' was elevated to sacramental dimensions and it set the blueprint for future club culture.

Released 15th September, ‘Northern Soul: The Film Soundtrack’ is a 2CD + DVD package which celebrates all the key Northern Soul tracks from the film, including two of the most iconic and cherished soul recordings from the golden age of Northern Soul; James Fountain’s ‘Seven Day Lover’ and The Montclair’s ‘Hung Up On Your Love’. CD2 consists of carefully chosen Northern Soul tracks by the film director Elaine Constantine whilst the additional DVD features bonus film material including an exclusive interview with Elaine by actor James Lance who plays top Northern Soul DJ Ray Henderson in the film. The package also comes with a 20 page booklet written by Gareth Sweeney – co-author of the bestselling accompanying book to the film. 

With 7” vinyl at the epicentre of the Northern Soul scene and original records still establishing world-record prices in collecting circles, Harmless Records has also issued a collector’s 7” vinyl edition of the soundtrack, released 15th September in association with Harmless Records.

All tracks from the film soundtrack have been exclusively licensed including one bonus track for 14 x 7” discs in full pic-sleeves featuring key scenes from the film, together with a specially commissioned 60 page hardback book of film stills edited and re-touched by Elaine herself.

Housed in a solid collector’s box, these 14 discs present 28 of the greatest Northern Soul classics of all-time, many of which are making their legal UK release for the very first time including Lou Pride, Gwen Owens, Freddy Chavez, The Luther Ingram Orchestra, Eddie Parker, The Salvadors and Sam Dees.

The 2 CD + DVD Box Set is available to purchase for £16.99 here

CD1: Northern Soul: The Soundtrack

1. Time - Edwin Starr                                          
2. Stick by Me Baby - The Salvadores                  
3. Back Street - Edwin Starr                                          
4. The Night - Frankie Valli                        
5. I’m Com’un Home In The Morn’un - Lou Pride                            
6. Too Late - Larry Williams & Johnny Watson    
7. Soul Time - Shirley Ellis                                          
8. You Don’t Mean It - Towanda Barnes                                
9. Exus Trek - Luther Ingram                                    
10. Tear Stained Face - Don Varner                                          
11. Lonely For You BabY - Sam Dees                                            
12. I Gotta Find Me Somebody - The Velvets                                          
13. Crying Over You - Duke Browner                                    
14. They’ll Never Know Why - Freddy Chavez                                  
15. (Just Say) you’re Wanted and Needed - Gwen Owens                                      
16. I Really Love You - The Tomangoes                                
17. Time Will Pass You by - Tobi Legend                                        
18. Come on Train - Don Thomas                                      
19. I’m Gone - Eddie Parker                                      
20. Right Track - Billy Butler                                            
21. Your autumn of Tomorrow - The Crow                                            
22. If This Is Love - The Precisions                                    
23. This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me) - Marvin Gaye
24. Suspicion - The Originals                                      
25. Seven Day Lover - James Fountain                                  
26. Turning My Heartbeat Up - The MVP’s                                          
27. Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita & The Tiaras                                               

CD2: Northern Soul: Further Inspiration from Elaine Constantine

1. Blowing My Mind to Pieces - Bob Relf
2. If You Ever Walked Out Of My Life - Dena Barnes
3. As Long as You Love Me (I’ll Stay) - Ronnie & Robyn
4. You Don’t Love Me - Epitome Of Sound            
5. I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) - Linda Jones        
6. What Good Am I without You - Darrow Fletcher
7. I Surrender - Eddie Holman
8. Please Stay - The Ivories
9. I Don’t Like To Lose - The Group feat Cecil Washington  
10. In Love - Tony Galla
11. I Was Born To Love You - Herbert Hunter    
12. The Chase Is On - Johnny Howard  
13. You Left Me - The Admirations                
14. Ain’t Gonna Run No More - The Royal Esquires
15. My Lonely Feeling - Milton James
16. Little Love Affair - Patrinell Staten  
17. Love Slave - The Antellects                                    
18. Hanging in - John Harris & The Soul Sayers
19. Can You Win - Charlene & The Soul Serenaders  
20. Suffering Wrath - Rudy Love
21. She’ll Come Running Back - Mel Britt                                
22. Love Factory - Eloise Laws
23. Keep on Running Away - Bits N’ Pieces                                      
24. It Really Hurts Me Girl - The Carstairs                      
25. Hung Up on Your Love - The Montclairs

DVD: Interview with Elaine Constantine – Director of Northern Soul + Extras


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