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Epitome of Sound ‘You Don’t Love Me’ & ‘Where Were You’ 7″ UNRELEASED VERSION


275 in stock (can be backordered)


“The first of many classic turntable spins from the class of ’74”
—John Manship

“In some quarters ‘You Don’t Love Me’ is considered to be the Wigan anthem.”
—Kev Roberts

You’re in for a treat.

The Epitome of Sound’s 1967 debut single “You Don’t Love Me,” with its driving rhythm, swirling strings and stratospheric harmonies, quickly soared to hallowed status on the Northern Soul scene in the early ’70s. Issued on the fleeting Sandbag imprint, the record’s scarcity helped secure its prestige. As the scene and the industry matured, that rare plastic slab served as the source for numerous compilations and reissues.

Until now.

Working with composer and producer Robert Paladino, Light of Love Wax Co. was privileged to work with the original analog master tape. “In May 1967, I provided the two principals of Sandbag Records with the master tapes for ‘You Don’t Love Me’ and ‘Where Were You,’” Mr. Paladino explains. “Sandbag chose to remove the first four bars of the song’s intro, with a guitar figure that I played, and shortened the fade when they released the single.”

Light of Love Wax Co. is honored to release the full, previously unreleased master mix of The Epitome of Sound’s “You Don’t Love Me.” Mastered specifically for vinyl by Grammy®-award winning engineer Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles from Robert Paladino’s analog master tape, the Light of Love Wax Co. pressing reinstates the four-bar guitar and string intro, as well as features the full, extended fade-out as created by original mix engineer Tony Bongiovi.

Paired with its original B-side, “Where Were You,” “You Don’t Love Me” is available as a limited edition pressing of 800. Issued in a custom tri-color sleeve evocative of the New Jersey state flag, the group’s home state, “You Don’t Love Me” is the latest release on Gloria Jones’ Light of Love Wax Co. imprint. Ms Jones set up the Light of Love Wax Co. as a vehicle to help support Music & Film schools in West Africa. Proceeds from every Light of Love Wax Co. sale helps support this cause.

The Epitome of Sound
A: “You Don’t Love Me” previously unreleased original mix
B: “Where Were You”
Arranged by Tony Carillo
Mixed by Tony Bongiovi
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering

Official Label design created by Jaffa @ The Unknown

UK = Free Postage and Packaging – Sent 1st Class
Rest of world = £4.00 for 1, £2 for additional, sent air mail.

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great version

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great tune now in It’s Original Format ..Top Quality and Sound Quality spot on ..Thanks

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Put in order before release date and it arrived exactly when they said it would, well packed. Played well.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Something that’s been missing from my collection. So happy to find a source.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    had it taken out my box,so replaced it,good service,plays well,

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very good one!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    What a tune! What a release! Thank you for bringing me joy!

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent service well packaged & fast delivery 5 stars brilliant

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought this along with the Nolan Porter release. Really pleased with both.
    Great service and lovely well designed 45- Thanks

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Many Thanks for issuing this version, great quality sound – very pleased!

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Brilliant service for an outstanding record that has been constantly on my decks since it arrived (very promptly!)

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great track & great service. Delivery very prompt

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