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Alan Parker & Madeline Bell - The Voice Of Soul
Tracklist
A1Love Is All
A2Mr Smooth Man
A3You've Got What It Takes
A4You're A Winner
A5Your Smile
A6Time Goes By
B1Move & Shake Your Body
B2Love Doctor
B3Soul Slap
B4Crumpet
B5That's What Friends Are For
B6Flying High

Alan Parker & Madeline Bell
The Voice Of Soul

Be With | Item No: 616125
Vinyl LP | 1976 / UK – Reissue | New
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Item Description
Veteran library musician Alan Parker recorded with session vocalist Madeline Bell for his Themes International Music label and the result was 1976’s The Voice of Soul.

The sensational uptempo dancer “That’s What Friends Are For” is probably the most well known track on the record, and is a big hit on the rare groove scene, but it is by no means an anomaly. The Voice of Soul is essentially a perfect, sophisticated soul album with heaps of swagger and sass from beginning to end. Its once generic-sounding title is now deservedly definitive.

And the whole LP oozes sex. It oozes sex so much that it could have soundtracked a period porn film. Indeed, parts of it did. “Love Is All” and “You’ve Got What It Takes” both featured on the infamously banned Pretty Peaches from the same year.

As is usual with library records, The Voice of Soul was hard to get even when it was first released. It’s next to impossible now. So here’s your opportunity to own what is in our opinion one of the finest rare soul LPs of the late 70s, and a superb example of Madeline Bell’s superlative vocal talents.

But that’s not the whole story. As well as pitching the record as “a varied selection of modern female vocal features which are equally suitable for background or radio programme usage”, the original release notes go on to explain that “the corresponding backing tracks are issued on TIM 1022 The Sound of Soul. Therefore it is possible to edit from vocal to instrumental version and vica versa where commentary or scene changes occur.”

So yes, all of the backing tracks from The Voice of Soul were released as The Sound of Soul, and we couldn’t re-issue one without re-issuing the other.

As with all ten re-issues, the audio for The Voice of Soul comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. We’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.
Item Details
Item No:616125
Artist:Alan Parker & Madeline Bell
Titel:The Voice Of Soul
Label:Be With
Katalog-Nr:BEWITH048LP
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Reissue
Release Date:1976
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:16.11.2018
Condition:New
Price:23,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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