The Council Collective - Soul Deep (Pt. 1)
Polydor  (1984)
Pop Rock, Rock

In Collection

7 inch Vinyl    2 tracks  (06:18) 
   01   Soul Deep (Pt. 1)             03:18
   02   Soul Deep (Pt. 2)             03:00
Personal Details
Location Wham Box 1
Cat. Number MINE 1
Packaging Sleeve
Spars N/A
RPM 45
In December 1984, Weller put together his own charity ensemble, the Council Collective, to make a record, Soul Deep, to raise money for striking miners. The record featured The Style Council plus a number of other performers, notably Jimmy Ruffin and Junior Giscombe. In spite of the song's political content, it still picked up BBC Radio 1 airplay and was performed on Top of the Pops, which led to the incongruous sight of lyrics such as "We can't afford to let the government win / It means death to the trade unions" being mimed amid the show's flashing lights and party atmosphere.

Printed on the back of the sleeve...

"The ain of this record was to raise moey for the Striking Miners and their families before Xmas but obviously in the light of the tragic and disgustivng event in South Wales resulting in the murder of a Cab driver, some of the monies will go to now, the widow of the man.

We do support the miners srivke but we do not support the violence. It helps op one and only creates further division amongst the people.

this record is about solidarity or more to the point - getting it back! If the miners lose the strike, the consequences will be felt by all of the working classes. That is why it is so important to support it. But violence will only lead to defeat - as all violence ultimately does"