Celebrating 30 years since Kent released KENT 001, For Dancers Only , this CD is a look at Kent s history and heritage. That first LP gets a nod with Gene & Gary s duet of Danny Monday's Baby Without You , featured on CD for the first time here. There are a host of exclusives, several never having been out in any format before. Of these, Alexander Patton's True Love (Is In The Heart) , will open traditional Northern fans eyes and ears the most, being from the same session and of a similar feel and quality to his A Li'l Lovin Sometimes classic. Marva Holiday's Rising Higher is a fabulous Sherlie Matthews song that will be admired by progressive Northern 60s fans. Modern soul has been a part of the Kent landscape since the Moving On Up vinyl album of 1984. Kent celebrate that branch of the music with Darrow Fletcher's No Limit and the Paramount Four's anthemic Sorry Ain't The Word both of which debut on CD. 70s soul fans may well buy the CD for these two alone. Luther Ingram supplies the biggest R&B / Northern crossover number of them all, while Bobby Wisdom shows off with a potential price of £4000: if you can find one. There are classy crowd pleasers including Toni & The Showmen, Sugar & The Spices, the Fiestas and the Sweethearts that have been marooned on Kent label stories, neglected by all but the pure in heart. Thirty stunning soul sounds, one for each glorious year. It is not only a celebration but a revelation too. Compilation and note by Ady Croasdell.