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Shades Records was established in 1970 by Max Omare, owner of the Shades Club, & Ian R. Smith, keyboard/vocalist of The Inner Mind.

The Shades Club was a well-known nightspot on Eccleshall Road in Sheffield, Yorkshire, which featured live bands & resident DJ.

The Shades label had only two records released, both by The Inner Mind. "Dreams of Yesterday" was the 1st release, backed by "Night Over The Land". Second release was "Jesse James Hits Back", coupled with "Let Me In".

Ironically both records had an instrumental `A` side with a vocal track on the `B` side - all tracks recorded at `Mat` Mathias` King Street Studio, Huddersfield, with a line-up of Ian Smith (Organ), Dave Tattersall (Bass), Finley Topham (Guitar) and Scott Wolstenholme (Drums)