Licorice Soul Records LSD 008
Format: 45rpm 7" vinyl single
Release date: Monday 4th July 2005
Artist: Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass
Title: Sounds Of The 70's / Herbin'
Limited edition of 800 numbered copies
LSD008 features the cream of the cuts from the seriously rare "Sounds Of The 70's" instrumental album from top-flight UK composer, arranger and producer Tony Hatch. This single showcases the talents of such British session luminaries as Alan Hawkshaw, Herbie Flowers and the Hammond organ of Roger Coulham. We blast back in time to the decade of dancefloor decadence with these self-penned tracks from the Simon Cowell of his day that prove that when it comes to composing and arranging talent, Tony Hatch really is the pick of the pops!
Side A 'Sounds of the 70's' blasts off into the stratosphere with the instantly recognisable powerful brass theme, having been regularly used on TV and extensively sampled by Pepe Delux to accompany a worldwide Levis advertising campaign. The remix may have been good, but it's nowhere near as tight and funky as this - the original version, featuring slamming drums and wicked brass work. Awesome.
Side B 'Herbin' is a classic UK-only easy-funk-breaks number with a slick organ groove, chunky drums and liquid bass that will prove equally potent for the dancefloor, the sampler or the turntablist. As heavy a slice of slick groove as ever surfaced from the UK scene and a perfect contrast to the drama of the lead track, Herbin' opens with a classic, slamming break.
It is the first time ever on 45 for both of these classic UK-only tracks.