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Brief Encounter, The – Introducing... [Smoky Vinyl] - New LP
Brief Encounter, The – Introducing... [Smoky Vinyl] - New LP
Brief Encounter, The – Introducing... [Smoky Vinyl] - New LP
Brief Encounter, The – Introducing... [Smoky Vinyl] - New LP
Real Gone Music / Seventy Seven Records

Brief Encounter, The – Introducing... [Smoky Vinyl] - New LP

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"Originally a 1977 release on legendary Nashville deejay John Richbourg’s Seventy-Seven Records label.  But it’s not just the scarcity of the original pressing that has driven prices to sky-high levels…the opening track proclaims “We’re the baddest group of people you’ve ever seen,” and it’s not wrong. Funkadelic, Isley Bros., O’Jays, Kool & the Gang…pick your favorite ‘70s R&B act and this rural North Carolina band measures up with booty-shaking bass and drums, deft wah-wah guitar, beautifully arranged horn charts, and angelic group harmonies employed with equal aplomb to steamy funk workouts (“Time Is Moving”) and sublime soul balladry (“Loving and Caring”), all written by the band itself. To honor the roots of The Brief Encounter, this first-ever U.S. reissue is being pressed in North Carolina on smoky (mountain) vinyl…don’t miss this chance to grab one of most elusive soul classics of the ‘70s!"


Side One

1. The Brief Encounter (Introduction)
2. Visions
3. Smile
4. Just One Moment
5. Loving and Caring

Side Two

1. In a Special Kind of Way
2. Good Thing, Bad Thing
3. Time Is Moving
4. Get a Good Feeling
5. We’re Gonna Have a Good Time


"The elusive and mysterious "Introducing" album by the Brief Encounter has eluded many an intrepid record collector over the years. Despite being a relatively well-known and highly-respected soul/funk band, their highly sought-after album on Seventy Seven Records has remained practically impossible to find. And when one does surface, a figure over $2000 isn't out of the ordinary for a copy to change hands. As a result not only have the vast majority of collectors and soul fans been unable to enjoy the music, but for over 30 years the band themselves have not had the satisfaction of having their pride and joy felt, heard and enjoyed. So we decided to put things right. With help and assistance from members of The Brief Encounter themselves, we have made available this inspirational album that displays a wide showcase of soulful talent from funky rare grooves to beautiful ballads. Recorded in 1977 and how a small-time group of musicians from rural North Carolina came to entrance soul fans the world over with such a superb yet under-appreciated masterpiece."

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