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Luxury Soul 2023

We are delighted to announce next year's Luxury Soul 2023 3CD box set with full track listing information to be found in our store (see link above). The collection will be launched at the Luxury Soul Weekender in Blackpool 6th January and fully released the following week. You are welcome to pre-order but please note copies will not be shipped until the 2nd week of January. Also available to pre-order at Soul Brother Records and Simply Soul

Charles Earland

oming To You Love” is a classic and ever popular jazz funk and soul release from 1980. From its original release, the LP and 12” versions have dominated, this 7” version only recently coming to light as a different take on the track with a bonus. Charles Earland actually plays organ on it. No other version features this. Since the realisation of its existence, the previously styrene only US Columbia 7” has exchanged hands for increasingly higher amounts.

Output / Input

The first release by Output/Input on Expansion is an astonishing take on the classic Isley Brothers song from 1980. It features co-lead vocals by Audrey Wheeler and Brent Carter and is now available as a limited edition 7” single. Watch out to for the new single “I’m In Love” as a digital release. It’s the group’s first original composition. Output/Input support Chaka Khan on live shows under MD Melvin Lee Davis

Webster Lewis

For the first time on CD and LP, an anthology celebrating the work of composer, arranger, producer and pianist Webster Lewis from his time at Epic Records. The era of 1976-1981 is one of polished, luxurious jazz funk and soul, defined by Webster across his four albums at Epic supported by an array of guest musicians, lush string sections and often uncredited singers. This collection contains the artist’s signature tracks “Barbara Ann”, “Give Me Some Emotion”, “El Bobo” and recently uncovered gems from the vaults “Reach Out”, “Boston” and “Japanese Umbrella”. The CD features an exclusive essay written by Will Fox with unique insights from the legendary DJ Patrick Forge. The recently discovered recordings appear on vinyl for the first time on the (coming soon) LP edition.