With a description like that, do you really need convincing?
By Blurt Staff
Okay, it’s probably no secret that we here at BLURT are huge
fans of the estimable archivists at Now-Again. In our latest print issue we
reviewed the label’s awesome ‘70s soul-funk compilation Soul Cal (also online), while just recently their mind-bending
chronicle of Indian psychedelic band Atomic Forest, Obsession, had the staff verging on, er, obsession.
Up next from the label, then, and in conjunction with Truth
& Soul: Loving on the Flip Side, comparing
21 rare and unreleased sweet funk and soul tracks from 1969-1977, collected by
the teams behind both Now-Again and Truth & Soul (the latter were
responsible for soul man Lee Field’s recent, acclaimed, Faithful Man album, incidentally). Presented as an 80-page book
filled with rare photos and each band’s story, the CD format comes packaged in
a sleeve within. For the wax, it’s a double gatefold LP paired with that same
80-page book. This presentation is the same format Now-Again used for Soul Cal.
To whet your appetite, check this track out. Needless to
say, Maroon 5 fans need not apply…