Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
If You Need Me / Rock N Soul
Genres: Country, Pop, R&B, Classic Rock
5 is for great, 4 is for darn good
J. C Clark | Overland Park, KS United States | 03/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"And this is darn good. There are unfortunately all kind of Solomon samplers around, with lots of duplication. This, however, is two LPs packed into one CD, with the strengths and weaknesses of those old LPs. The good songs are plenty, and very very very good. The weak ones, ah, well.....Solomon has a sensational voice, and the arrangements on most of these really shine. Even a bad song sounds good when he does it. But there is just too much filler on these to give it 5.However, 23 songs is great value. Way too many of these re-releases just slap an LP (and many of them were short back then--10 2-3 minute songs) on a CD. But this gives you plenty to pick and choose from. And the sound quality is good as well, background vocals are clear, that 60's organ pops and Solomon's voice is balanced quite well. A very good re-release."
An instant Solomon Burke Collection!
Patrick Bowersock | Springtown, PA United States | 04/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Solomon Burke, a contemporary of Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke shares a similar musical styling with a certain amount of sexuality in his voice. If you are looking for which Solomon Burke CD to get, I would have a tough time choosing between this one and his "very best of". Due to the fact that this collection of 2 of his more popular albums on 1 CD gives you more Solomon for the money, I would choose this. But if you've never heard his track "The Price" you should buy the "Very Best Of..." as well. With a seductive voice and the true pain of the human spirit, Solomon is like no other.Truely he is the king of Soul"