v/a - Northern Soul All-Nighter - lp
The 'All-Nighter' has been an integral part of "the scene" since the phrase Northern Soul first came into popular use following the now legendary Blues & Soul article entitled "The Up-North Soul Groove" in June 1970 by journalist Dave Godin (issue no.36). During the heyday of the Northern Soul scene the All-Nighter was the preferred format for the travelling soul fan. It separated the scene's top venues from the hundreds of regional soul nights in pubs, clubs and community halls across the land. The All-Nighter was the ultimate experience and the only place to hear the best, the rarest and the breaking sounds spun by the leading DJs. It was born in Manchester's Twisted Wheel in September 1963, found its feet (its dancing feet) at the Golden Torch in Stoke-on-Trent from 1970-72, and truly came of age at the Wigan Casino Soul Club from '73 onwards establishing itself as the premier National and even International event of the 70s. All 16 'All-Nighter' tracks on this newly curated compilation have been remastered from analogue tapes and original vinyl. It is pressed to audiophile heavyweight 180g vinyl housed in a single sleeve complete with new liner notes and cover photography from Brian Cannon. 'All-Nighter' joins the 'All-Dayer' in a growing catalogue of premium music on the Club Soul imprint - including crossover hits compilation 'Shades of Soul', and newly compiled LPs that celebrate the clubs of the original Northern Soul Scene - 'The Scene Club', 'The Twisted Wheel', 'Wigan Casino Soul Club', 'Catacombs' and the forthcoming 'The Golden Torch'.