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McKenzie & Gardiner - Timestamp 2LP


Earl McKenzie & Clive Gardiner are two lifelong friends who grew up together in Southall, West London, UK. Their mutual love of soul and funk inspired them to form a 7-piece band, The Class of 78, while still at school and years later became the duo, McKenzie & Gardiner. They made their first demos in 1983 followed soon after by a 12" single ”From Time” which became a highly sought-after Boogie-Funk Rare Groove. With their reissue of Timestamp—an album that has been championed and promoted by funk luminaries like Dam-Funk and Funk Freaks—the duo offer an deluxe edition to the 2014 version that’s been long sold out. Included, is an expanded version which has been remastered and repackaged as the appropriately titled, Timestamp: The Collection. To boot, this double disc LP is equipped with detailed liners that inlcudes a lyric sheet, making this CQQL Records’ bespoke reissue something special! Sales Points: • This release is anticipated to be highly sought after by serious cratediggers, and fans of rare groove and boggie throughout Europe and the United States. • This 2XLP deluxe edition reissue is pressed on 180g vinyl stowed in printed sleeves that include the song lyrics.



From Time (Vocal Version)
The Feeling
Looking After Number One
Let’s Face It, It’s Over
We’ve Got To Make It Right
A Night Like This
Giving It All To You 
Hold On Tight 1983
Breaking Free
Got To Get Away 1981
We’ve Got To Make It Right (Instrumental Version)
From Time (Groove Version)
The Dream
In The Mood For Love (When We Go)
From Time (Special Instrumental Remix)