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NORTHERN SOUL: The Film (Soundtrack) (2014)

OST Northern SoulThere’s a film coming out shortly about northern soul (yep, another one), called Northern Soul which (you may be surprised to learn) has got a northern soul soundtrack. All twenty-eight of the cuts featured on the film have been licensed and are appearing in two formats. The one most likely to appeal to northern soul boys and girls is the fourteen seven inches ‘housed in a solid collector’s box’ (hope that’s a steel and wood flight case and not some poncey cardboard affair) and a 60-page hardback book of film stills – though obviously the truly hardcore will have re-mortgaged the house and spunked every penny they’ve ever made on the original vinyl already. For heretics (i.e. everyone else) there’s a 2cd plus dvd box set (the tracks from the vinyl on the first disc plus a second one with a hand-picked selection of cuts by film director and northern soul girl Elaine Constantine) and a mere 20 page booklet.

B-boys and girls amongst you will be cheered to discover that the soundtrack includes a breaker gem like Edwin Starr’s Time. Film teaser below, full track list below that. Keep the faith…
(Out 15 September on Harmless Records)

Tracklisting (for 2 CD + DVD Box Set)

Northern Soul: The Soundtrack CD1

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

CD2
1. She’ll Come Running Back – Mel Britt
2. Little Love Affair – Patrinell Staten
3. You Don’t Love Me – Epitome Of Sound
4. I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) – Linda Jones
5. What Good Am I Without You – Darrow Fletcher
6. I Surrender – Eddie Holman
7. I Don’t Like To Lose – The Group feat Cecil Washington
8. In Love – Tony Galla
9. I Was Born To Love You – Herbert Hunter
10. I Really Love You – Jimmy Burns
11. Blowing My Mind To Pieces – Bob Relf
12. Please Stay – The Ivories
13. The Chase Is On – Johnny Howard
14. You Left Me – The Admirations
15. Ain’t Gonna Run No More – The Royal Esquires
16. Love Slave – The Antellects
17. As Long As You Love Me (I’ll Stay) – Ronnie & Robyn
18. My Lonely Feeling – Milton James
19. Can You Win – Charlene & The Soul Serenaders
20. This Won’t Change – Lester Tipton
21. Love Factory – Eloise Laws
22. Under Your Powerful Love – Joe Tex
23. It Really Hurts Me Girl – The Carstairs
24. Hung Up On Your Love – The Montclairs
25. Baby Don’t You Weep – Edward Hamilton & The Arabians
26. The Magic Touch – Melba Moore
27. If You Ever Walked Out Of My Life – Dena Barnes

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