Numero Group: By The Numbers


Now Available: Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label

Dynamic

 

Eccentric Soul? Can we continue to release records in our flagship series after going so far out into the stratosphere with the ridiculous 045 Eccentric Soul: Omnibus? It’s been a long time since we’ve even done a standard Eccentric Soul release (if there is such a thing), going back to last May’s Red, Black, & Green ProductionsIt’s going to take something really special to get this series back on track, and without a doubt The Dynamic Label is it. Even label proprietor Abie Epstein knew it was something special, and cordoned it off from the esoteric muddle that filled up his Cobra and Jox labels by the mid-1960s. The Commands were one of those groups that truly seemed destined for national or international greatness, and only a combination of foibles and missteps seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Webs moved on to New York and quite nearly made it there with a few songs that nibbled at the charts. The usual motley crew of one-offs (half-offs, really) and no-hitters supports as usual. Check out the needledrop here for a taste of the poison:

[audio https://numerogroup.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/the-dynamic-label-featuring-commands.mp3]

It doesn’t matter that this was several years in the making, that several other labels (over the decades) tried and failed to get a crack at issuing the Dynamic label’s bounty, this thing is, without hyperbole, a distillation of pure joy into musical form and the same feeling one feels the first time they hear soul music. Just as good listen after listen after listen (so say the folks who have had this stuff on repeat for years.) Buy the Dynamic label, it is on sale now (shipping to arrive close to the release date of March 14th. 


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Hi – got this in the post last week – nice surprise. Sounds fantastic – really strong. Just one comment about the liner notes – the font seems to be getting smaller and my eyesight isn’t getting better. I love reading the history of these labels and bands but would find it easier if you increased the font size or perhaps made a pdf download of the booklet available (to subscribers?).

cheers

Comment by Sam Hussain

We tend to live in the 6-7 point range for CD booklets. Our decisions always rely on whether or not we have enough material to fill out another signature of four pages (rather than having endless pages of just text). I have to imagine we’ll compile all of our notes into a book someday.

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