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Anthology Series
Anthology Series
Genres: Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Commodores
Title: Anthology Series
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Release Date: 2/7/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 731453035829, 0731453035829, 731453035843

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Too many average songs....
John D. Washington | Los Angeles, CA USA | 01/20/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There were too many songs on this that i would consider average, at best. Ordinarily I wouldn't mind, BUT they do this at the expense of giving us the full length versions of the classics. Zoom, Just to be close to you, Three times a lady, etc.... are all the 45 (remember those) version, and NOT what is on the original albums. I would have rather heard those longer renditions, and skipped the marginal tunes."
Not the best, but a great start for the beginner
S. Castellano | Scranton, PA United States | 08/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Commodores has a huge catalog of wonderful, funky, sensual songs. If you have the albums, you would know what I am talking about. This collection doesn't do justice for the serious fan, but for the beginner who is just starting out, it is a must have! Great packaging, including liner notes and chart positions of each song and a rare gem: ARE YOU HAPPY from 1973 (lead vocal by Lionel Richie) was previously unreleased but included in this package! LET'S GET STARTED!"
Great For Commodore Fans
Ibochild | Los Angeles, CA USA | 03/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Essentially blending sounds of the Temptations and Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commodores were one of Motown's biggest selling acts of the 1970s and early 1980s. Though best known for the ballads sung and co-written by Lionel Richie, the Commodores could also get down and funky as well. Their first chart single "Machine Gun" (written by keyboardist Milan Williams), its flip side "Young Girls Are My Weakness" (written by Ronald LaPread and William King), and "Slippery When Wet" (written by Thomas McClary and Walter Orange), their first #1 R&B are prime examples.This anthology has just about every Commodores recording you could want. All of the major hits are here including "Sweet Love," "Brick House," and "Three Times a Lady." It even includes "Goin' to the Bank," their biggest hit after they left Motown.Some of the lesser known gems on this collection are "High On Sunshine" (which was almost released as a single), the instrumental jam "Cebu," and "Are You Happy," the latter an early single previously unavailable on album.Overall, it's a great collection for Commodores fans. If you're a new Commodores fan or just like some of their tracks, you might look for a leaner "Greatest Hits" collection instead. There is definitely a little fat here, particularly on the second CD of this two CD set. Otherwise, this anthology is definitely worth a look. It has several lesser known, but worthwhile cuts that aren't on the recently released anthology."