The Strange World Of Northern Soul

This six-DVD set's total running time of 24 hours is enough in itself to set alarm bells ringing. Footage of northern soul in its '70s prime is almost non-existent. Cameras only ever went inside the legendary Wigan Casino once for a documentary (1977's This England), which isn't included. What does that leave us with? Talking heads padded out with the shittest home-made videos you've ever seen. And over a hundred northern soul artistes as they are now, miming to re-recordings of their hits. One star for unintentional comedy value.

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This six-DVD set’s total running time of 24 hours is enough in itself to set alarm bells ringing. Footage of northern soul in its ’70s prime is almost non-existent. Cameras only ever went inside the legendary Wigan Casino once for a documentary (1977’s This England), which isn’t included. What does that leave us with? Talking heads padded out with the shittest home-made videos you’ve ever seen. And over a hundred northern soul artistes as they are now, miming to re-recordings of their hits. One star for unintentional comedy value.

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