If you own a copy of this 1977 release on legendary Nashville deejay John Richbourg’s Seventy-Seven Records label, then you are on your way to amassing generational wealth! But it’s not just the scarcity of the original pressing that has driven prices to sky-high levels…the opening track proclaims “We’re the baddest group of people you’ve ever seen,” and it’s not wrong. Funkadelic, Isley Bros., O’Jays, Kool & the Gang…pick your favorite ‘70s R&B act and this rural North Carolina (!) band measures up with booty-shaking bass and drums, deft wah-wah guitar, beautifully arranged horn charts, and angelic group harmonies employed with equal aplomb to steamy funk workouts (“Time Is Moving”) and sublime soul balladry (“Loving and Caring”), all written by the band itself. To honor the roots of The Brief Encounter, this first-ever U.S. reissue is being pressed in North Carolina on smoky (mountain) vinyl…don’t miss this chance to grab one of most elusive soul classics of the ‘70s!