One of the plus points of being in the reissue business, is that some records are easier to license then to try and find a copy of! Sky’s The Limit’s incredible “Don’t Be Afraid” is a case in point.
Released on the tiny J.M.J. label in 1976, this was essentially a private pressing by the group and was more likely to have been given away at gigs rather than sold through record shops. It’s incredibly rare – an original these days is around the £750-£800 mark and that’s if you’re lucky enough to see one. All for good reason though. “Don’t Be Afraid” is a prime slice of vintage Jazz-Funk. The vocal side shows off Sky’s The Limit’s vocal prowess with gorgeous harmonies over an insistent groove.
However, the big attraction on this double-sider, is the incredibly hypnotic instrumental workout with a fantastic Patrick Adam’s like free-form synth making the instrumental almost another song. One of the dreamiest Jazz-Funk instrumentals you’ll ever hear. As per usual, this will be a very in-demand release from the word go. This can be played on progressive dancefloors everywhere and will almost certainly appeal to different crowds and audiences.