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Athens Of The North

AOTN Records Edinburgh-based reissue label, run by Euan Fryer aka DJ Fryer.

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Alias Funk & Soul/WELL GOOD 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE017 7
Very, very rare slow burning funk 45 originally recorded in 1973, now repressed and strictly limited to 500 copies. Includes the sweet soul of B-side "BELLS". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Andrew Wasylyk/THE PARALIAN CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD028 2
After an invite from the Scottish arts center Hospitalfield to create new music for their 19th century Erard Grecian harp, he also utilized their grand piano, local field recordings, and other instruments to create a full album of modern classical, ambient, and library/jazz. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Andrew Wasylyk/THE PARALIAN LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP028 1
After an invite from the Scottish arts center Hospitalfield to create new music for their 19th century Erard Grecian harp, he also utilized their grand piano, local field recordings, and other instruments to create a full album of modern classical, ambient, and library/jazz. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Anubis/ECOLOGY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE024 7
The one and only single ever released by this duo, this is an extremely collectable spiritual funk 45. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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B.A.B./PARTY & GET ON DOWN 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH12003 9
The BIG APPLE BAND, aka BAB, gets a reissue on 12" single for the first time with a full length extended mix transferred direct from master tapes on the A-side. Includes the original from 1976 on the flip. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Beginning Of The End/SUPERWOMAN 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE001 7
Repressed and back in stock! The first release on the ATHENS OF THE NORTH sub-label OWL OF ATHENS that will focus on everything with a funky edge. The first release includes the 2 strongest cuts from the BEGINNING OF THE END self-titled album, with "THAT'S WHAT I GET" on the flip.(OWL OF ATHENS)
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Benita/TIME FOR A CHANGE 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH055 7
A very rare record with only a few copies in existence of the original. This gorgeous soul/disco song, with 2 versions, gets a needed pressing. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Beverly McKay/SAY IT WITH FEELING 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: AOE031 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents a pair from the OLD TOWN vaults, with the title track a great midtempo soul cut. But the real magic happens with the B-side "CONSCIENCE", a haunting mid-tempo off-kilter number that is memorable in the extreme. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bobby Boyd/LOVE GODDESS 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH066 7
"LOVE GODDESS" is a floaty driving disco soul number for both the Northern soul boys and the deep disco heads. On the flip we get "GOOD NEWS (TIRED OF BAD NEWS)" a classic horn driven funky soul cut. FYI: BOBBY was one of the founding members of the LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bobby Boyd/ROCK ON (BOB BLANK REMIX) 12"    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTN12006 9
BOB BLANK (the legendary producer/engineer who has worked closely with SUN RA, ARTHUR RUSSELL, and LARRY LEVAN) turns in a mix that hits the sweet spot between boogie and proto-house of an unreleased soul/funk gem. The original is included on the B-side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Boots For Dancing/THE UNDISCO KIDDS CD    $18.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD005 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Born at Scotland's post-punk crossroads in 1979, they introduced the UK to a more funky way of doing punk! A hugely popular live act, this is their 1982 album-that-never-was, which still sounds completely fresh and far ahead of its time! Extensive sleeve notes! (ATHENS OF...
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Boots For Dancing/THE UNDISCO KIDDS LP    $31.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP005 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. Born at Scotland's post-punk crossroads in 1979, they introduced the UK to a more funky way of doing punk! A hugely popular live act, this is their 1982 album-that-never-was, which still sounds completely fresh and far ahead of its time! Extensive sleeve notes! (ATHENS OF...
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Brief Encounter/WE WANT TO PLAY LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP019 1
Originally released in 1981, this North Carolina soul outfit delivered a sophomore album of modern soul, disco, and sweet soul, with not a bad song on the entire LP. Get your copy before they are gone! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Brief Encounter/WE WANT TO PLAY... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH029 7
"WE WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU" & "SWEET TENDER LOVER" are the two best tracks from the LP that every serious disco collector covets! These are essential and will fly out the door! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Brief Encounter/WHERE WILL I GO 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH070 7
One of the most coveted unreleased low rider/soul ballads. A huge tune only released on a Japanese compilation 20 years ago (without the band's consent and with some channels missing). Here's the full track for the first time. B/w the disco gospel cut "ALWAYS". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Broomfield Corporate Jam/STOP 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH052 7
Responsible for some of the best rare groove singles of the 80's, the six BROOMFIELD siblings also recorded with BETTY WRIGHT, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, TIMMY THOMAS, LITTLE BEAVER, JULIO IGLESIAS, and more! An agonizingly elusive release from 1979, now finally available! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Bubba Suggs/EVERYTHING THAT LOOKS... 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE016 7
A blues funk masterpiece, along with B-side "YOU DON'T DESERVE", this highly collectable 45 is now reissued for your listening pleasure. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Cool Creations/WISH UPON LOVE 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH021 7
COOL CREATIONS OF ST. MAARTEN were a Caribbean act formed in 1975, who only recorded one album, from which these two forgotten soul gems were taken. B-side "NIGHTIME ON THE BEACH" is perfect for a Balearic sunset. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Creators, The/JUST YOU & ME 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH058 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH extracted this from the SONY vault for the first time since the record was released in 1980. The title track is a floaty disco masterpiece, backed by the excellent soul ballad "BLAME IT ON ME". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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David Coleman/DROWN MY HEART 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: AOE029 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents two NYC Latin soul bangers from legendary band leader HECTOR RIVERA and vocalist DAVID COLEMAN. RIVERA wrote and arranged for many famous Latin artists such as RAY BARRETTO, MACHITO, and TITO PUENTE. These cuts are from his album "AT THE PARTY". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dennis Young/PRIMITIVE SUBSTANCE CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD026 2
Formerly of seminal experimental band LIQUID LIQUID, DENNIS YOUNG later collaborated with keyboardist ANDY GOMORY on these songs. YOUNG then added more percussion and overdubs and invited additional musicians. The result is this unique collection. 3 extra songs on CD! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dennis Young/PRIMITIVE SUBSTANCE LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP026 1
Formerly of seminal experimental band LIQUID LIQUID, DENNIS YOUNG later collaborated with keyboardist ANDY GOMORY on these songs. YOUNG then added more percussion and overdubs and invited additional musicians. The result is this unique collection of works. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Dirty Channels vs D.R./WATCHIN OUT 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTN12005 9
Soul/disco re-issue label ATHENS OF THE NORTH makes their first foray into releasing house music with a DIRTY CHANNELS remix of "WATCHIN OUT" by DANNY RUSSELL on the A-side, backed by a tasteful edit of FRAZELLE's "TODAY IS THE DAY" by LINKWOOD (FIRECRACKER, PRIME NUMBERS).
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Donnell Pittman/LOVE EXPLOSION 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH059 7
Originally featured on the NUMERO GROUP compilation "ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCYS" this is a straight up disco banger. B-side "YOUR LOVE IS DYNAMITE" is a beautiful soul ballad. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Douglas & Lonero/THIS TIME 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE026 7
ATHENS OF NORTH unleashes two sides of crossover soul magic, this dynamic duo released a full length LP/7" on COLUMBIA and original singles can fetch big bucks. Both "THIS TIME" and "DON'T LET YOURSELF" have been re-cut from original master tapes and sound considerably better than the originals.
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Everyday People/SUPER BLACK 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOE025 7
One of the rarest funk 45's in existence, flipped with a previously unreleased acetate of "IS IT REALLY THAT BAD". Both tracks are stone cold deep funk killers. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Felony Theft/WHEN YOU HAVE LOVE 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE021 7
Extremely rare leftfield funky soul (with a hint of reggae?) originally released on the MIJARELIX label, now repressed and available from ATHENS OF THE NORTH.
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Formula 1/WALKING WITH MY EYES CLOSED 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: AOE010 7
Monster two-sided disco funk banger from MIGHTY RYDERS man RODNEY MATHEW. Originals of this slice of Miami musical history sell for upwards of $1000! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Frazelle/TODAY IS THE DAY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH041 9
Originally released in 1982, this much sought after disco soul single gets a much needed reissue. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Friction Band/WATCHIN' YOU 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH044 7
Super rare mid tempo vocal modern soul disco floater with a great sweet soul flip "TO THE SKY". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Fruit Band/FRUIT CD    $12.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD007 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. THE FRUIT BAND's fleeting existence was recently revealed by the discovery of their sole 1978 single "SAY IT". After some research, a complete album was unearthed of the group's stylish, dancefloor-smashing funk and deep disco. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Fruit Band/WHAT YOU GONNA DO 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTN42 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH presents 2 of their favorite songs from the reissued album "FRUIT" to release on 7" for the first time ever. Includes the title track and B-side "LIFE IS A CHALLENGE". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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G.Q./LIES 7"    $16.50
Catalog #: ATH011 7
ATHENS OF THE NORTH releases these two deep disco classics on 45 for the first time. Both the title track "LIES" and B-side "IS IT COOL" by G.Q. ("good quality") were clearly favorites of THEO PARRISH, as they were both featured on his "UGLY EDITS" series over a decade ago!
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Gratitude/WE ARE HERE TO PARTY 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH076 7
Originally released as a rare Canadian disco 12" single, now repressed on 7" single. The title track is a driving deep funk disco banger, while "LOVING YOU" is a CHIC-influenced disco production just as strong as the A-side. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Greg Foat/THE MAGE CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD016 2
Their 9th album joins the dots between the past and the future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library soundtrack legends DUNCAN LAMONT, ART THEMEN, RAY RUSSELL, & CLARK TRACEY to collaborate with their modern contemporaries MOSES BOYD & MALCOLM CATTO. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Greg Foat/THE MAGE LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP016 1
His 9th album joins the dots between the past and the future of British jazz. Enlisting the talents of jazz/library soundtrack legends DUNCAN LAMONT, ART THEMEN, RAY RUSSELL, & CLARK TRACEY to collaborate with their modern contemporaries MOSES BOYD & MALCOLM CATTO. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD020 2
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO LP    $19.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP020 1
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/GALAXIES LIKE.. CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD010 2
"GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND" is the 8-song album from WARREN HAMPSHIRE of THE BEES and pianist GREG FOAT, recorded with a full orchestra, all analog to tape. British library music & 60's Italian soundtracks combines with classical, minimalism, jazz, & folk. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/GALAXIES LIKE.. LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP010 1
"GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND" is the 8-song album from WARREN HAMPSHIRE of THE BEES and pianist GREG FOAT, recorded with a full orchestra, all analog to tape. British library music & 60's Italian soundtracks combines with classical, minimalism, jazz, & folk. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/NIGHT SHADE CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD018 2
The duo dives into a full album of library music. It opens with 5 tracks in very distinctive styles such as Japanese influenced music, spaghetti western melancholy, etc. Next is a classic library suite, a detective's theme with different variations on the motifs. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/NIGHT SHADE LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP018 9
The duo dives into a full album of library music. Side one is 5 tracks in very distinctive styles such as Japanese influenced music, spaghetti western melancholy, etc. Side 2 is a classic library suite, a detective's theme with different variations on the motifs. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/SAINT LAWRENCE CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD024 2
A unique ambient jazz folk gem recorded live over two days in two churches on the south coast of England. The fourth album from the respected duo enlisted help from PHIL ACHILLE & ERIC YOUNG, plus local musicians. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/SAINT LAWRENCE LP    $28.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP024 1
A unique ambient jazz folk gem recorded live over two days in two churches on the south coast of England. The fourth album from the respected duo enlisted help from PHIL ACHILLE & ERIC YOUNG, plus local musicians. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/THE HONEY BEAR CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD013 2
An absolutely stunning album of folk and ambient music based on a fictional children's book of the same name, with each song a chapter of the book. Field recordings collected on England's Isle of Wight were then overdubbed with strings, oboe, and flute. Beautiful cover art! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hampshire & Foat/THE HONEY BEAR LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP013 1
An absolutely stunning album of folk and ambient music based on a fictional children's book of the same name, with each song a chapter of the book. Field recordings collected on England's Isle of Wight were then overdubbed with strings, oboe, and flute. Beautiful cover art! (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Hard Drivers/SINCE I WAS A LITTLE... 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH040 7
Featuring the powerful vocals of VIVIAN LEE, this disco funk banger was only recently rediscovered and now brought to the light of day. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS CD    $10.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD017 2
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS LP    $19.50
Catalog #: AOTNLP017 1
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Henry Thomas/MY DREAMS ARE CLOUDED 7"    $15.00
Catalog #: ATH046 7
This RAPTOWN RECORDS 45 was previously hard to get your hands on, but now will be a readily available soul gem, flipped with "DON'T WAIT TOO LONG". (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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