Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
La La Means I Love You/Sound of Sexy Soul
Genres: Pop, R&B
First ever British CD issue for these two pioneering Philly Soul albums, by one of the most unique and beloved groups ever to emerge from the City Of Brotherly Love. Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics racked 20 US Soul ... more »
First ever British CD issue for these two pioneering Philly Soul albums, by one of the most unique and beloved groups ever to emerge from the City Of Brotherly Love. Between 1968 and 1974, the Delfonics racked 20 US Soul Chart hits. 12 of those made the Top 20, and all but two of them also crossed over to Pop. Among those hits were 'La La Means I Love You', 'Break Your Promise' and 'Ready Or Not Here I Come', which ushered in the era of the classic Sound Of Philadelphia and introduced the world to the genius of songwriter-arranger Thom Bell. All of those tracks are featured here, alongside other Delfonics Top 20 hits 'I'm Sorry' and 'You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine' (a bonus track, not included on either of these two original albums). Top-notch mastering from the original Philly Groove/Bell production tapes, means that these great recordings now sound better than they ever did. A must for all lovers of classic group soul of any era.
S. Charlemagne | London , England | 06/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly there is NOTHING sub standard or below par of this CD. This so called Bob is an idiot who needs his ears cleaned. Stop trying to think you have a golden ear. You don't. I've had this CD since the beginning of 2008.
As for the music it's classic, classy and sexy soul. Some OK covers, yet many of these have been done over in reggae, notably'La La','Break Your Promise','Losing You',and 'I'm Sorry.
This is an great introduction to this legendary group that's well presented by those good people at Ace Records. It puts todays so called R&B to shame."
CLASSIC ALBUMS MARRED BY SUB-STANDARD AUDIO
BOB | LOS ANGELES, CA | 06/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
Even though I owned all three of the 2001 Buddah remasters of the first three Delfonics albums, I purchased this 2008 disc, due to the claim of being newly-remastered for this release.
Unfortunately, as soon as I A/B-compared them, I found the Buddah's to be head-and-shoulders superior to the audio on this CD. In fact, the Buddah's sound so much better, I don't think ANYTHING new was done to this release, audio-wise.
If you want to hear the best audio of both these albums, buy the Buddah's:
La La Means Love You
Sound Of Sexy Soul
Unfortunately, the Buddah's are now OOP, but used copies are usually available here on Amazon, and also on eBay and Half.
You may have to search a little, and/or exercise some patience, but the Buddah discs are definitely worth the time and effort.
And, if you already own the Buddah's, don't needlessly waste money re-buying this disc; you already have the best."