One of The most hyped Soul 12″s of the year gets a much needed reissue care of Expansion Records.
This record began as a mystery D.O.S. 12” release in September. Initially broken by Kodie Blak (A.TOUCH.OF.SOUL), the record created somewhat of a buzz and had some people asking questions along the lines of Was it new? Was it old? Was it a bootleg? Who are D.O.S??
Limited to 200 copies, the D.O.S. 12” was picked up by a handful of DJs and tastemakers. Sensing fresh blood in the water the sharks quickly started to circle. Much to the credit of some key players on the Modern Soul scene (Kodie included) the sharks were bombarded by messages from vinyl lovers from across the UK telling them they were out of order for trying to capitalise on a new release that was at that time still up for sale in the shops at the regular price. Some sellers backed down and reduced the prices whist one seller in Spain retaliated by putting his price up to £125 !!! The current median price on Discogs for DOS1 is £34.95.
The record is a re-make of a Carmen Amez disco/boogie record from 1983, which itself trades for over £200 on a questionable quality pressing. The original is such a great dance record that it demanded it should be freshly re-recorded with strings, horns, bells, whistles and Vanessa Haynes on vocals.
The song was originally a Paul Anka composition/recording, but is now out again here by Diplomats Of Soul in collaboration with Incognito’s Bluey with an outstanding cast of UK musicians. D.O.S. and Bluey previously worked together on renditions of “Sweet Power Your Embrace” and “Brighter Tomorrow”.
A – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Vocal) (6:26)
B – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Disco Instrumental) (6:14)