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Donny Hathaway was one of the brightest new voices in soul music at the dawn of the '70s, possessed of a smooth, gospel-inflected romantic croon that was also at home on fiery protest material. Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack's duet partner of choice, but sadly he's equally remembered for the tragic circumstances of his death -- an apparent ... Read more in Amazon's Donny Hathaway Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0030Y10ZM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
2. Je Vous Aime (I Love You)
3. I Believe To My Soul
4. Misty
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Giving Up
2. A Song For You
3. Little Girl
4. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
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Disc: 3
1. What's Going On
2. The Ghetto
3. Hey Girl
4. You've Got A Friend
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cry (Parts I & II)
2. Someday We'll All Be Free
3. Flying Easy
4. Valdez In The Country
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Disc: 5
1. "To Be Young, Gifted And Black"
2. A Song For You
3. Nu-Po
4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dizzeechanne123 on 28 Oct. 2012
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Shame he had to die so young, like all the other musical greats!

These songs delve into your soul and make you stop and think about life. Donny Hathaway was a super musician who was a proper soul singer but he drew on influences from different genres, such as ragtime and classical, and this makes for a varied collection of songs and it makes the albums a joy to listen to. It is hard to get bored listening, as non of the songs are 'samey' and if you enjoy good soul music, you'll enjoy this.

Because he died young he is pretty underrated, so if you do not know much about him, this album series would be a great place to start, as it includes 5 albums including the Fabulous Extension of a Man, and best of all it's good value for money, where else can you buy five albums for under £10?

I bought this as a present for my mother and she has not stopped playing it, virtually after listening to the first album he became her favourite artist, she even went out on a limb and said that he was better than Stevie wonder!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RemiOlat on 19 Jun. 2014
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I am a massive fan of Donny Hathaway. He was a great singer and absolute master at the keyboard. he could have been one of the biggest R&B stars but he died so young in 1979. To get all five albums in one compilation is an absolute steal!! I had all these albums in vinyl a long time ago but to now get them in CD quality is fantastic. I have ripped them on to my phone so I can enjoy them on the move. There are so many great songs on the album but my favourites are Magnificent sanctuary band, The Ghetto, Little girl and Young gifted and black. If you love R&B you will love it!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. J. Fitzgerald on 17 Mar. 2010
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Five albums for £14... bargain! Having bought 'A song for you, live' I was looking to extend my Donny Hathaway collection but could not decide which album to buy next. I'm so glad I waited. I could have spent 5 times this amount but my patience (or indecision) was rewarded. Each and every album in this collection is superb.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kayte Mayte on 3 Jan. 2013
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If you have not heard the great man this album will signature his unbelievable talent- the live album is one of my all time favourites.
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One of the real greats. Wonderful keyboard player - and that voice. I still hear young kids trying to emulate the man. This is stupidly ridiculous to get 5 classic DH albums for just a few quid. The live stuff is amazing - seems to be everyone wanted to play with him. God bless you Donny.
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By Mandy Tee on 8 Dec. 2012
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In the words of Amy Winehouse 'Donny Hathaway he had like...........something in him, he couldn't contain himself ' ! It's called deep down soul. A Song For You x
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An artist sadly missed today. An artist with real soul. All albums capture most of his hits, which you can only be categorised as real masterpieces - superb.
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By robin clein on 30 July 2013
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A great collection and must for soul lovers.
I think that I would have preferred that the box had one more studio album than 2 live albums
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