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Soul Master & 25 Miles

7 Oct 2002 | Format: MP3

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Time
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1
2:42
2
2:42
3
2:18
4
2:35
5
2:42
6
2:33
7
2:32
8
3:18
9
2:36
10
2:53
11
3:07
12
2:52
13
3:18
14
2:22
15
2:52
16
2:30
17
2:41
18
2:33
19
2:47
20
2:13
21
2:30
22
2:49
23
2:43
24
2:45
25
2:19
26
2:36
27
2:55


Product details

  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Motown Record Company L.P.
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  • Total Length: 1:12:43
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  • ASIN: B003U0809U
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,993 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mad Dave on 8 Feb 2007
Format: Audio CD
Of all of the 2-for-1 UK Motown releases this is easily the best of the lot. Unlike many motown albums of the time neither of these albums contain derivative covers of other Motown classics. That said there a number of tracks that were recorded by other artists "Gonna Keep on tryin' till I win your love" and "You beat me to the punch", "He Who Picks a Rose" and "Way over there." As far as I know Edwin Starr was the first to record Gonna Keep on tryin' till I win your love- a fantastic Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong penned classic also recorded by Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Ruffin and the Temptations. All of the other covers are certainly reworkings rather than note for note copies of the originals, unlike his covers of Temptations albums songs on the War and Peace album.

The original material here is stunning and far outperforms any of his (or even Motown's) 70's material. "Agent Double 'O' Soul", "I am the man for you baby", "Stop her on sight", "oh how happy" - frankly I better stop there because EVERY song on these albums are an absolutely perfect slice of 60's soul. Its amazing to hear how Edwin manages to take his Southern Soul roots and then perfectly blends it with the Motown Sound. While there are three or four ballads on these albums, the rest of the material is simply blistering. One note that needs to be made about these two albums is that they mainly comprise of singles and b-sides, but this is to the benefit of the cd as all of these tracks are commercial motown songs that were intended to storm the pop charts and there really isn't any 'filler' here at all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gawain Morris on 14 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
Edwin Starr I was very fortunate to see live once at the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally in the mid-80's.
He was amazing Live, the energy, the soulful voice.
The twin package on this CD really marks his wonderful pre-'War' and pre 70's Tamla Motown work.
Soulmaster contains I feel his best work,'Agent Double-O-Soul', 'SOS','Headline News' and the real standout track, 'My Weakness is You' all wonderful Soul Standards of the Mid to late 60's.
25 Miles standout track is that great Northern Soul All-Nighter clasic '25 Miles' a song you can't fail to dance to.
The rest of the CD is full of treasures not normally found on compilations albums, so it sounds new and fresh.
Remastering is excellent and the packaging of the two albums on one CD, make this a well thought out package plus the three non-lP extra tracks.
Classic Soul from a truly great artist.
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