7-inch series, part 660 – Sounds Of Blackness

Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic
label: Perspective
year: 1991
side a: Optimistic
side b: Optimistic (7″ Alright Mix)


From the same era as the Soul II Soul 45 posted earlier, but not as good. Or at least it doesn’t do to me what Soul II Soul did. This single came out three years before they would play at the opening ceremony of the World Cup football in the USA. I remember being surprised at seeing them there, thinking wow they realy made it. It wasn’t until later that I found out they had been going at it since the early seventies. And they still are.

Video of “Optimistic”, the Alright Mix by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.