Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Soulsation: 25th Anniversary Collection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All The J5 You'll Ever Need
Dean Martin Dent | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since J5 albums were the usual Motown hits & filler affair as well as many being out of print,Soulsation is a good investment as well as an enjoyable one(a rarity for a boxed set).Yes it includes the favorites(I Want You Back,ABC,I'll Be There)and solo tracks(Michael's Got To Be There & Ben Jermaine's Daddy's Home and even Jackie's Love Don't Wanna Leave),but it also include key album tracks which could've been hits in their own right(Stand,People Make The World Go 'Round,If I Had To Move A Mountain,All I Do Is Think Of You).It was wise to put the vault material on the fourth disc and even some should've been released (the funky cover of It's Your Thing).Even if Motown remasters and re-releases the original albums on CD(I'll be looking forward to 1972's Looking Through The Windows,a suprisingly excellent album dispite it's cookie cutter origins)they'll be hit & miss.But Soulsation,although lenghthy,will be a winner all around."
GREAT ADDITION FOR J5 FNS
Dean Martin Dent | 03/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I guess I'm not the biggest J5 fan around. I always thought I was. I think there was a reason why some of the unreleased tracks were never released. They are kind of boring. There are, of course, the exceptions. "I Can't Get Ready for Losing You" is a winner. As is "Let's Have a Party". But "Lulu", "I'm Glad it Rained", and "Coming Home" are a little anti-climatic for me. My copy of this lists a song called "You're All I Need" on the cover but the song is actually "Ooh I'd Love to Be With You" which I already had, I believe on Joyful Jukebox Music. This compilation was noteworthy when it first came out because a lot of the songs were on cd for the first time. The excellent "Moving Vioilation" for one. I could have done without all of the Christmas songs also. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of the Jackie Jackson solo song "Love Don't Want to Leave", which is a really good song. I know everybody has all their fave songs that were not included on here, but if you like "One More Chance" you probably have it already. If you don't it's readily available. I never really noticed before, but the album Maybe Tomorrow is not represented that well on here. Songs like Petals, The Wall, Honey Chile, in my book are classics. But like I said, we all have our faves and this is a minor complaint. All in all a wonderful compilation and great
packaging with an intro from Janet, liner notes from David Ritz with quotes from Bobby Taylor, and track by track listing with chart position and dates."
A soulful delight
WILLIAM D MACK | Baltimore, MD | 05/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of the Jacksons, you're not a true fan until you have this set. All four disc have songs that easily should have made number one on the charts. The remakes michael sang on these discs, puts the origials to shame. This collection shows why he is today The King of Pop and the Jackson Five are the best teen group ever. THIS IS A MUST CD COLLECTION"