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ARTIST
TITLE
Special Release
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
JMAN 038CD JMAN 038CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/4/2011

The elusive and mysterious Special Release 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, recorded in 1977 for Seventy Seven Records, has remained practically impossible to find. And when one does surface, a figure over $2,000 isn't out of the ordinary for a copy to change hands. As a result, it's not only the vast majority of collectors and soul fans that have 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 Jazzman Records decided to put things right. With help and assistance from members of The Brief Encounter themselves, the label has made available this inspirational album that displays a wide showcase of soulful talent from funky, rare grooves to beautiful ballads. Included in the package is an 8-page color booklet of detailed liner notes from Jazzman's exclusive interviews, revealing the story behind the band and their enigmatic recording of the Special Release album, and how a small-time group of musicians from rural North Carolina came to entrance soul fans and collectors the world over with such a superb yet under-appreciated masterpiece.