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The Early Years
Patti Labelle
The Early Years
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Patti Labelle
Title: The Early Years
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Release Date: 4/24/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667144124

CD Reviews

Don't bother with this one...
WhutchaNeed | USA | 12/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Poor sound quality mars this collection of unremarkable early `60s doo-wop-ish girl group recordings. Only for the most passionate Patti LaBelle fans.

I usually like the compilations of UK label Ace/Kent Soul (those for Irma Thomas, Carolyn Franklin, and the Ikettes are particularly good), but this one is sub-par. These recordings do not sound (and are not credited as being) digitally re-mastered. The sound quality is just terrible. And the last two tracks (both previously un-issued) have loud scratching/feedback on them. "The Early Years" may be the only available collection of Patti, Nona, Sarah, and Cindy's 1962-1965 recordings, but I would advise waiting until a better quality collection is issued in the future.