||OK so we’ve done a few choice 45s on our soul subsidiary label ranging from full on Northern stompers to super rare obscurities, from unknown modern soul gems to old school RnB bangers - but now it’s time for the big one. You can wait a few years for an original of the legendary Junior McCants King 45 ‘Try Me For Your New Love’ to turn up - and then fork out $15,000 (yes FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS) to own it – or get your act togther right now and pay a pittance for our lovely reissue. The choice is yours!
As usual this SOUL 7 reissue is FULLY LICENSED and restored from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES so it SOUNDS GREAT – unlike what you get from SHODDY BOOTLEGS! And in keeping with the spirit of collecting the pressing run is limited to ONLY 500 COPIES worldwide!
THE STORY BEHIND THIS RECORD
Since we started the Soul 7 subsidiary we’ve been working hard to get you the most desirable dancefloor soul music out there. For this, our 11th release to date, we have something a little special even by our standards – a late ‘60s Northern masterpiece which is one of the most expensive soul records ever sold on the open market. A copy of the original on a King Demo reached over $15,000 on eBay last year. Suffice to say that these are not sitting in too many collections, who knows exactly how many exist but it’s a safe bet that you would not need more than one hand to count them.
So why so scarce? With some records it is impossible to say, but here there is a story, and a very sad one at that. Tragically, it turns out that the highly promising McCants died of a brain tumour at the premature age of just 24, and immediately prior to the scheduled release of this single. As a result, King records pulled the release out of respect. Some years later, an acetate was found and the song quickly achieved legendary status on the Northern scene.
We’d like to do our bit at spreading this elegant soul dancer a little further than those lucky (and rich!) few, and hence this reissue, pairing the 2 sides of the original 45. Like all the best ‘60s soul 45s, McCants recorded both an up-tempo track and a gut wrenching ballad for the flip. On the strength of these majestic recordings, it has to be a great shame that McCants didn’t live long enough to fulfill his massive potential, so this is a record to be cherished by all soul fans and lovers of good music.