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Unlike us beardy DJ types, some records never age, and "Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" by The Main Ingredient is one of those records. Originally released in 1974, "Happiness" was a record before its time - had it been released a year later it would undoubtedly have been one of the first 12" discs - so as a result, most discerning DJs at the time chose to play the album cut.
The song is actually a cover of UK Prog-Jazz band Brian Auger's Oblivion Express's version from the year before but Main Ingredient took the song to a whole new level and, 44 years later, it has become one of the most revered dance tunes of all-time. Main Ingredient were unlucky with 12" releases, which is why its especially groovy to see "Evening Of Love" secure it's first-ever 12" release! Once again this was a 1981 album track which years later it would become a Modern Soul anthem and rightfully be regarded as one of their best records. One band, two total classics from two different scenes, fully remastered on limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
Patrick says: Two of Main Ingredient's finest dancefloor moments, remastered and back on black for the first time in aaages! If you don't love 'Happiness Is Just Around The Bend', I can only assuem you haven't heard it, so this would be a great time to change that...
A1. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
B1. Evening Of Love