OSV157 A. Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over B. Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over (Italian version)
JIMMY RADCLIFFE is perhaps best known as the artist who closed, the now legendary, Saturday/Sunday Wigan Casino all-nighters. Shortly before 8am ever Sunday morning from 1973 to 1981 Radcliffe’s soulful tones would signal the end of proceedings and the start of the long journey home for thousands of soul pilgrims. But, “Long After Tonight Is All Over” was a familiar song years before Russ Winstanley added it to his three-before-eight, having reach No.40 in the UK charts back in 1965. Radcliffe was an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer. He also wrote and performed over 200 jingles, most notably the 1969 Pontiac commercial “breakaway in a wide tracking Pontiac” which was extended by Steve Karmen and released as the Northern Soul 45 “Breakaway”. Here we feature the classic 1964 original plus the new-to-vinyl Italian language version.