Original Friends and Buddies

A 9 track soul album (37m 15s) — released February 9th 2015 on Athens Of The North

Athens of the North is proud to present Milton Wright's stunning alternate version of the now Classic Miami soul LP 'Friends & Buddies'. An altogether more stripped down, folky soul affair than its highly respected, much sampled brother is now available on Vinyl, CD and Digital for the very first time.

Shelved at the last minute then re-recorded and overdubbed, only a few promo copies of this early version escaped from the studio and are deep in the collections of the very few previously in the know.

The master tapes burnt in a fire at T.K Disco in Miami in the early 80s so even the label has not heard this in 30 Years. Many reissues of the second version of Friends & Buddies LP have come and gone, but Milton's original vision has remained hidden until now.

As searingly honest and stunningly soulful as any seminal Marvin Gaye or Terry Callier LP, it stands tall amongst its exceptional peers as one of the true pillars of quality 70s soul.

- Essential album! really really special. beautiful for the dance floor and hifi!" Floating Points

- Unreleased Alternate version

- New sleeve notes by Milton Wright

- Super-heavy high quality tip-on sleeve!

- Cut by the experts at Timmion Cutting Laboratory, Finland

- CD contains both version of the LP and 12" Track

Essential album! really really special. beautiful for the dance floor and hifi! - Flaoting Points Eglo

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