The Moments

“On Top (lp,180g,ltd To 500)”

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LabelBE WITH RECORDSCat. No.BEWITH040LP
FormatEXCLS-LPOrders fromFri, 14 Dec 2018
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WORLD EXCL USA. FORMAT: LP,180G – RELEASE 14.12.2018, EAN: 5050580699816 2018 REISSUE – REMASTERED FROM ORIGINAL TAPE TRANSFERS, CAREFULLY REPRODUCED ORIGINAL ART,STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE - NO REPRESS TRACKLISTING All I Have I Can’t Help It To You With Love That’s How It Feels Lucky Me I Lost One Bird In The Hand (While Reaching For Two In The Bush) Sweeter As The Day Goes By The Ice Is Melting Candy Shack Release Info: The Moments’ On Top is a perfect example of symphonic soul. Amongst true heads, this is considered the most valuable of all their albums; an original copy of this LP, if you can find one, starts at around $75. Alongside contemporaneous acts from the early 70s - The Chi-lites, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Futures, Blue Magic and The Main Ingredient - The Moments exuded all that was compelling about deep, harmony-drenched, string-laden soul. The standout here is undoubtedly “To You with Love", a floating, tender ballad sung by Harry Ray that features the group’s patented handclap-tambourine combo, sweetly repetitive strings, serene guitar and gentle piano. It was famously sampled by J Dilla for “Last Donut Of The Night” - the gut-wrenching finale to his seminal Donuts. Concentrating solely on its sampled history would do The Moments a huge disservice, but its crucial appearance at the climax of Donuts directed fresh generations of pre-disposed soul fans to the absolute canon. Judged entirely on its merit, it’s one of the most heart-breaking songs of any decade and worth the price of admission alone. It’s the sweetest, most goose-bump inducing 3 minutes of aural bliss you’re ever likely to be exposed to. If that wasn’t enough, On Top spawned two minor R&B hits: “All I Have” and “Lucky Me", each featuring Billy Brown’s ice-melting falsetto. Opener “All I Have” is a sumptuous introduction to the album. With melancholic, understated guitar licks, twinkling keys and heartbeat drums, it’s a gem. The triumpha

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