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Laurie S. from LANCASTER, PA
Reviewed on 1/4/2010...
Love this CD. It's soul cool!
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You Can't Afford to Be Without This Collection
C. Manson | Destin, FL United States | 07/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music" and Arthur Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up" to the better known hits by Aretha, Sam & Dave, Ray Charles, et. al., this is my favorite "oldies" collection ever. One of the first CD-only compilations I can recall, I vividly remember being blown away by the sonic richness of these classics. It still blows me away."
Funny how times change...
David Kenner | Fort Worth, Texas United States | 05/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In the first decade of the compact disc, this was THE disc to own for the oldies fan. At the time, you would have been hard pressed to come up with a better 15 track compilation of classic soul. The magazine CD Review gave this their very first 10/10 rating to indicate that it was the tops in both performance and sound quality. Now you can look back at it and see that it wasn't really all it should have been. Record companies were still using inferior masters to make CDs and some of these songs like "Green Onions" and "Sweet Soul Music" really don't sound all that great compared to more recent reissues from Rhino. "Tighten Up" and "Respect" sound much better in mono, and Atlantic even used the wrong take of "I've Been Loving You" instead of the hit version. But I feel that this CD became kind of a blueprint for future oldies compilations and fueled many record companies to just make them better and better."