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Home In Your Heart: The Best Of... (2CD/2TC) Disc One
Genres: Country, Pop, R&B
Without question, Solomon Burke is the most unfairly overlooked singer of soul's golden age. This definitive double CD proves it, including all of his best recorded for the Atlantic label between 1962 and 1968: the insanel... more »
Without question, Solomon Burke is the most unfairly overlooked singer of soul's golden age. This definitive double CD proves it, including all of his best recorded for the Atlantic label between 1962 and 1968: the insanely accusatory "The Price," the Nashville Sounding "Just Out Of Reach," the romantically devout "Hanging Up My Heart," and more than three dozen others, all of them as Wilson Pickett-hard or, when it's called for, Sam Cooke-sweet as needed, and always drawing on the intense emotional testifying Burke had refined as a boy preacher. --David Cantwell
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One of my "Top Three"
J. C Clark | 07/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When a listener has the audacity to include Solomon Burke in the same sentence with Ray Charles and Bobby "Blue" Bland (and I do), there will be critics. To those critics, I simply say this: Listen to the first few notes of "Just Out Of Reach" and then try to tell me that this isn't one of the finest soul voices ever... period. When Solomon Burke is "on", as he is in nearly all of these classics, he's wonderful. And when he's off, and that's very seldom, he's still head and shoulders above many of the more recognizable soul stars. Just my inflated Canadian 2 cents"
Solomon can be the man, but isn't on too many of these
J. C Clark | Overland Park, KS United States | 05/13/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This has a number of great songs on it. And if you don't have "Got To Get You Off My Mind" this anthology certainly has it.But the 2 LP collection called "If You Need Me/Rock 'n' Soul" has the best of this collection on it as well as many songs better than what is on here. Those LPs just flow together in near perfection with much less chaff than here.When Solomon purrs in "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" you are hearing one of the great R&B (or as he would call it R&S) vocalists. These songs are fun, snappy, well-arranged and graced with extraordinary vocals. But you get more of them on that collection than on this one.This is quite good. But Solomon singing "He'll Have To Go" should not be missed. And several cuts on this one can be."
A Solomon Burke Fan's Dream
BearRib@aol.com | USA - Georgia | 06/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection has most of Solomon Burke's hits from the sixties. Solomon Burke fans will be overtaken with sheer ecstasy while listening to this cd. It has all original hits, not remakes. It will really bring back the memories of the carefree days the past!!"