You’ve Been Away (1967)
Original release in the USA was on the KAPP Label.
Popularised in a 1980s cat food TV ad in the UK: most probably by someone in the advertising business who went to the Wigan Casino.
According to Kev Roberts who puts this song at position 27 in his Top 500 it was less popular when re-issued, again that ‘Northern’ elitist collectors snubber y of what was thought to be a great record, being reduced in esteem because it became more available: thus putting collectors rarity above the actual artistry and musicianship !!!! This exactly the sort of thing that I dislike most about Northern Soul.
Nobody knows who Rubin was.