The LP is pressed on 180gm vinyl and has been lovingly designed and printed 1960s UK style with spot gloss and glued flaps in a limited edition of 500. Arguably the most enduring and influential of all the 1950s R & B groups – the “5” Royales The Harbingers Of Soul LP features the best and most effective tracks from their stays at King and Home Of The Blues. In a very crowded market, their success was remarkable.. The Harbingers Of Soul is a mouth-watering overview featuring the best of the King era and the most soulful sides from their stay at Home Of The Blues. Home Of The Blues closed its doors in 1962, and although the Royales went on to record for Todd, and had the odd 45 on Smash and White Cliffs, their best days were behind them. But when interest in R & B began to rise again at the end of the 80s, surviving members of the group made a few curtain calls as they were “rediscovered” by a new generation. But these were just the last whispers from a group who were deafeningly loud for so many years. The elite of their Golden Age recordings can all be found on this LP, when they were bridging the gaps between gospel, R & B and the emerging soul style.