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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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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1.Keep On Movin'
2.Fairplay
3.Holdin' On
4.Feeling Free (Live Rap)
5.African Dance
6.Dance
7.Feel Free
8.Happiness (Dub)
9.Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Accapella)
10.Jazzie's Groove

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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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4.1 out of 5 stars

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BD VINE VOICE on 5 May 2009
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 By A Customer on 25 Mar. 2001
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 By C. Starkie on 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 By A Customer on 24 Oct. 2005
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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By Simon on 15 Mar. 2012
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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By fridge magnet on 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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By roymoorings on 8 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
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 highest of bench marks in dance/rap/hip hop genre. A truly masterful piece of work that WILL never be equaled. IT as stood the test of time . Just put it on the same plateau as Sgt Peppers or Smile . Original/the best/leaving everything else in their slipstream .
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22 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am also encouraged to dig out my old vinyl copy, if only to turn it into an ashtray. I bought this on the strength of Fairplay, Keep On Moving and Back to Life and was terribly disappointed.
Keep On Moving is sublime- a classic beat, those strings (nicked from Chic's "I Want Your Love" perhaps?) and Caron Wheelers sumptuous vocals. What an opener, but after that it's all downhill. What exactly was the point of doing an acapella version of Back to Life instead of the splendid original?
Jazzie B is a fine producer, but he can't rap and he can't sing, and the remaining tracks are merely lumpen, tired, nondescript. This was seen as a defining moment for British soul, but that surely belongs to Massive Attacks Blue Lines two years later, which Jazzie had a hand in. This album, however, just doesn't cut it.
If you want a finer example of Soul II Soul's work buy their greatest hits CD or try Caron Wheelers fine debut UK Blak. If you decide to buy this album on a wave of 80's nostalgia beware- it's not bad but it's certainly not great either, just ordinary, very very ordinary.
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