Northern Soul collections are thick on the ground, so picking a good one is difficult, particularly as many are simply cash-ins, with poor sound and re-recordings dominating. This set has Russ Winstanley as compiler, and with his pedigree, you can be sure this is no dud.
The set has a heavy Motown bias, but that's no bad thing in this reviewers eyes, and so all the floorfillers are here, along with some you may have forgotten (or never heard?). Experienced Northern Soul collectors will probably have most of these tracks, so I guess this is aimed at the more casual listener, and the fan who likes the box set concept, particularly as there's a booklet that accompanies the set.
So, 5 hours-ish of dancefloor favourites that helped define a whole new genre, some you'll be singing along to, some you might want to skip, but play this and if you don't feel like dancing, well there's no hope for you ! Recommended for Mods and Soul fans, so roll back the carpet, get out the talc and enjoy.