Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ultimate Soul Collection
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Eight CD box-set with a tracklist that will appeal to the avid soul fan or even the casual browser. Artists include The Temptations, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, The Shirelles, Marry Wells, The Chiffons, Phyllis Nelson, ... more »
Eight CD box-set with a tracklist that will appeal to the avid soul fan or even the casual browser. Artists include The Temptations, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, The Shirelles, Marry Wells, The Chiffons, Phyllis Nelson, Gloria Gaynor, Heatwave, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Aaron Neville, Percy Sledge, James Brown and many more. Approximately 50% of the tracks are new recordings by the original artists.
Most songs are not the original studio recordings
yippee1999 | New York, NY United States | 11/28/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I think this CD collection is a gross misrepresentation of the songs contained within. Nowhere is it made clearly obvious that the majority of the songs are RE-recordings. Only once I began playing the CDs did I realize something wasn't right, and upon looking at the list of tracks on the CD, I noticed a tiny footnote indicating that certain tracks (at least one third) are RE-recordings or LIVE recordings. When one buys a CD of "popular music", one expects to hear the same songs they were accustomed to hearing over the radio. To me, the few original tracks in this collection don't make it worth purchasing an entire 8-CD collection, so I ended up returning it for a refund. As a footnote, this could explain why the collection is relatively inexpensive, since most of the recordings are not the original versions...."