"THIS DOUBLE CD SET IS A SMASH HIT. ONE LISTEN TO SONGS SUCH AS: "IT'S GOOD FOR THE SOUL", "SALSOUL RAINBOW", AND "TANGERINE" AND YOU TOO WILL BE HOOKED. THERE IS A GREAT MIX OF INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL TRACKS. THIS BRINGS US ALL BACK TO THE GOOD DAY'S OF WHIRLING STRINGS AND WAILING WOODWINDS. YOU MUST PURCHASE THE COMPILATION; YOUR MONEY WILL BE WELL SPENT!"
Great Phillydisco Music
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful album! Listen to Salsoul Hustle, e.g., and you know what I mean. Great phillydisco sound! Some tracks can be named "classic". Each one is a masterpiece of its own. The album stands for the genious of the Salsoul Orchestra, its musicians and, of course, the composers. If you like the phillydisco sound and / or if you like great music, Anthology is a must for you!"
THE BRILLIANCE OF MR. VINCENT MONTANA JR.
A. Browne | USA | 01/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IT WAS 1974 WHEN I FIRST STUMBLED ON SOME OF THE HITS ON THIS GREAT TWO-DISC COMPILATION. The art of Mr. Vincent Montana, Jr., known better as the Composer, Vibraphonist, Percussionist and Artist, is well defined on this 2-cd disc. You cannot go wrong in making a purchase here. The only song that is missing to me is Charo's "Dance A Little Bit Closer". Actually, there were a few songs Charo did that I would love to see it listed on this compilation. The works of Mr. Montana, Jr. made me want to play the flutes, piccolos, xylophones, timbales. Up to today I remember my old albums of Vincent Montana Jr. He's amazing. His incredible diversity to make music (latin jazz, jazz, disco and even pop) is amazing. A true legendary he is. Much like the Maestro Barry White, Vince Montana is. **Angie** 1.27.04By the way, this is my second write-up review. I don't know what ever happened to the first one."
Bienvenido Rijos | Rochester, NY | 11/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has some really fine sound of philly tracks including of course "Tangerine," "Salsoul Rainbow," "Salsoul Hustle," and "Tale of Three Cities," among others. Unfortunately, though, this collection has not been remastered and the playback is vinyl quality. What a pity! I was happy to hear these oldies again but the sound quality made me sad."