Various Artists

For The Love of You (AOTNLP 031)

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For The Love of You

Various Artists

Athens of The North


LPS 165001




LP 20,64 €


A really fantastic idea for a compilation – a set that brings together obscure covers of funk and soul tunes – mostly from the late 70s/early 80s generation, and mostly in a laidback, soul-stepping style!

If you're a lover of rare groove, you'll recognize plenty of the songs, but not the versions – as these are all pretty darn rare and obscure, usually cut by indie artists who barely got any circulation for their recordings at the time – in the best tradition of super-rare work we usually expect from the Athens Of The North label! And while the title might indicate that the set features tracks in a lovers rock mode, the approach is maybe more indie soul overall – with only a hint of reggae inspiration in some of the grooves.

The package features new takes on songs by Leon Ware, Mtume, Deniece Williams, Lowrell, and others


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Peter Hunningale – Rocking You Eternally
  • A2. Christine Lewin - Juicy Fruit
  • A3. Pure Silk - Don't Let Love Get You Down
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Al Charles - Outstanding
  • B2. Karen Dixon - I Want To Be Free
  • B3. George Posse Feat. Toyin Adekale - Touch A Four Leaf Clover
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Misses Misty - Mellow Mellow, Ride On
  • C2. Trevor Hartley - The Look In Your Eyes
  • C3. Family Love - Do Me Baby
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Michael Prophet - Body Fusion
  • D2. Michael Gordon - What You Won't Do For Love
  • D3. Simplicity - For The Love Of You