Spinners, Best of Spinners (1978)
One of my favourite groups, The Spinners. Grew up with so much of this music – and this style of music – but really got hooked on the Spinners a decade or so ago; made it a mission to really get involved in their music, to dig deep. And I have been doing that, and continue to do that. I own a few different compilations, single and double discs of the hits – so I didn’t really need this recent purchase. But I love the cover. And I bought it, mostly, for that. Took it home and dropped the needle straight down on I’ll Be Around, which is one of my all-time favourite songs by anyone ever. How could you not like that song? I’d understand not being a massive Spinners fan, I guess. But I’ll never understand how you couldn’t dig songs like that or Could It Be I’m Falling In Love? Those are the jams. For everyone. Okay, the other reason I bought this particular Best Of: Hallensteins sells vinyl. WTF? They have a small selection in some of their stores, and I figured it was just overpriced new records with a loading. But no! It’s overpriced second-handers as well. And I had a flick through and actually there were some cool titles. But it felt so wrong buying a record from there. Particularly since I wasn’t even in there to buy any clothes. This was no whim. I had gone in to survey their record selection. Then I saw this. And had to leave with it. My silly little souvenir – the record I bought at Hallensteins one day. It will be the only time I buy a record from a clothing store. I promise.
Sample Track: One Of A Kind (Love Affair)
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