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Club Classics Volume One [CD]

Soul 2 Soul Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (10 April 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000025JVA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,594 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Keep On Movin' (feat. Caron Wheeler) 6:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Fairplay 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Holdin' On 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Feeling Free (Live Rap) 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. African Dance 6:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dance 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Feel Free 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Happiness (Dub) 5:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Accapella) (feat. Caron Wheeler) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jazzie's Groove 2:410.99  Buy MP3 


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Take the sweet soul vocals of Caron Wheeler. Add jazzy hip hop beats and early Balearic rhythms. Mix with one of the most influential producers of the decade, Nellee Hooper, and pour through the musical uber-talent of Jazzie B. The result is Soul II Soul's seminal debut album Club Classics Volume 1. Although it was originally released in the 1980's, the chart-topping tunes still retain their credibility and freshness. Almost a greatest hits collection, the album contains "Keep On Movin'" and a phenomenal a cappella version of "Back To Life". An exceptional and innovative record whose rough edge keeps it fresh. --Ed Potton

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By BD VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For many this album was the cool soundtrack to the late 80's and with good reason. Launched at a time of cheesy chart domination by messer's Stock, Aitken and Waterman, this album has certainly dated less than anything that was produced from that stable. As soon as I recall the initial crackle when the needle hits the record quickly followed by Caron Wheelers succulent vocals with a the full bass line kicking in, I am instantly transported back to the magic of those warm summer days from my youth, the recording onto cassette to play in the car, windows down (no posh aircon in those days!). At the time especially in London thanks to the Pirate stations of the day, through which I discovered Soul II Soul in the 1st place, it felt that almost every car and home, every open window had this playing out of it.

I will concede that at times this albums tight budget origins are apparent, and it is a little rough around the edges. The inclusion of a fairly average live rap track, the tracks African dance and Dance sharing the same backing track, and yes some Chic orchestral samples are blatantly used, but the strong appeal remains and that sparse honest nature is part of the appeal. Free of over production and complex techniques, this was the moment when British Soul and what became R&B found its first true voice and confidence. From this point forward, there wasn't an R&B, Acid Jazz, Garage or a British soul act that didn't in some way owe Soul II Soul a debt or two.

This album definitely deserves its place amongst what can be called classic albums. The fact that 20 years on we are still writing about it says a great deal about this albums appeal. Sometimes a classic album is not necessarily the best of its genre but the most significant or a benchmark by which others are judged.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 25 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How strange to see this back in the top sellers, anything to do with 'I Love 1989'?? I saw it on the TV and it made me dig out my copy.
What foresight Jazzie had to call it Club Classics because it is just that - an absolute classic which defined music for over a generation.
If you dont own this CD then you should buy it - NOW!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul II Soul Vol One 13 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Remember the days of cassette tapes? well I do, and I had this when it was on tape, my CD got scratched so I thought I'd replace it, and this is as good as the tape (well it would be, it's the same songs) but you always have to sing along with a soul II soul tune and this doesn't fail to get you singing.

A very good buy, it had everyone singing along when it was played.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic 24 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Granted I think some tracks on this album have stood the test of time better than others, but it is a classic. The acapella version of Back to Life is inpsired and a true testament to the level of talent here.
If you don't own it - you should.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Soul II Soul - gotta luv it! 5 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the best, if not the best, British R&B group ever to come out of the UK! Get their albums and hear for yourself!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soul to Soul 24 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I found it hard to find a good Soul to Soul compilation that includes all of their hits. This album is quite good if you want to experience the mood of the time when it was made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul to soul 15 Mar 2012
By Simon
Format:Audio CD
Brought back great memories of these old tracks!
Great to have them in cd quality. My original copy was on cassette tape.
Particularly enjoy the bass on the opening track - keep on moving.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic old school 19 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this album for nostalgia's sake. It's still great after all these years. Jazzy's a legend. Keep on moving is still as good as was all those years ago.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars this is a poor copy
this is obviously a copy and a poor one at that. it starts, stops and then starts again. intend to return it.
Published 9 months ago by mick
5.0 out of 5 stars THANKYOU, RELIVING MY YOUNGER YEARS
I'VE BEEN AN AMAZON CUSTOMER FOR MANY YEARS AND I HAVE SELDOM BOUGHT 'USED' ITEMS, THIS RECENT PURCHASE HAS CHANGED MY PERCEPTION. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Humblecritic
3.0 out of 5 stars Little scratched but plays okay
This is a great classic album by soul ll soul but unfortunately it's scratched a little but plays okay just make sure there are no scratches when selling if possible. Read more
Published 13 months ago by designerliz
5.0 out of 5 stars 2/3 star nonsense
IF you want the greatest hits fine . But if you were there when this album was released and saw the impact it made on popular musical culture ,You could only describe it as the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by roymoorings
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good, but it's no Classic Singles 88-93!
Arrived well before the estimated del date, well packaged & in excellent condition. This is a good CD, full of old Soul to Soul classics, but it lacks... something! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jaxx
1.0 out of 5 stars Why did i never return this!!!?
Bought this album on CD as ii had previously owned it on cassette, the CD jumps and does not play my favourites properly and ultimately stops playing! Read more
Published 23 months ago by anonymous
2.0 out of 5 stars A Little Stretched a Long Way
I heard a documentary on the radio about Soul II Soul, and greatly enjoyed it so bought this album.
And it starts brightly enough with 'Keep On Movin', a great slab of... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2008 by Mr. Anthony JONES
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