This cd combines the first two records of the all-time classic group The Impressions. Curtis Mayfield was the leading figure and driving force behind the group. The man contributed so much to the soul sound of the 1960's, and was the main architect of the "Chicago" soul sound, writing songs for many others, including Jerry Butler and Major Lance. But it was his group The Impressions where everything jelled.
The first record, titled simply "The Impressions" was basically a compilation of most of the group's singles up to that time. It has a number of classic tunes, including the hit It's Alright. You can hear the style of the early song-writing of Mayfield beginning to form. The Never Ending Impressions continues the trend, with Mayfield writing even tighter, and sometimes more mature songs.
Both of these albums showcase the early part of The Impressions career ( but not too early ) where they were beginning to really come into their own and shape the course of what was to become known as Soul Music. If you like sweet harmonies and catchy tunes, all sung with power, truth and beauty, then you must get this cd.