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  • Audio CD (2 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000N3TYNS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,965 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mustang Sally
2. B-A-B-Y
3. Sweet Soul Music
4. When A Man Loves A Woman
5. I Got Everything I Need
6. What Is Soul?
7. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa [Sad Song] (Single/LP Version)
8. Knock On Wood
9. Keep Looking
10. I Never Loved A Man [The Way I Love You] (LP Version)
11. Warm And Tender Love
12. Land Of 1000 Dances
13. "Hold On, I'm Coming"
14. Soul Finger
15. Memphis Soul Stew
16. Hard To Handle
17. Save Me (LP Version)
18. Tighten Up
19. Funky Broadway
20. Tramp (LP Version)
See all 29 tracks on this disc

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 13 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This UK sampler compilation hit the shops in June 1969 to immediate acclaim and very strong sales, helped in no small part by its very reasonable price of 12/6d (62.5p). From the record label's point of view it was a way of promoting soul music in the absence of any regular mainstream radio exposure. For the punters it was a way to get hold of an awesome bunch of recent hits and some very credible looking lesser known tracks from the much respected Stax and Atlantic labels. Knock On Wood? Sweet Soul Music? When A Man Loves A Woman? All on the same record by the original artists and costing no more than the hopeless wooden recreations found on budget Top Of The Pops albums or Embassy label singles! This was almost unheard of at the time, though samplers like CBS's The Rock Machine Turns You On and Island's You Can All Join In were beginning to appear.

All twelve tracks are here in this replica reissue, the first time it has appeared on CD, book ended by two of Wilson Pickett's finest and featuring timeless classics by Otis and Carla, and Aretha's smoldering Atlantic debut, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You). Sam and Dave are represented by the excellent but long forgotten I Got Everything I Need, to be found on the B-side of the monster hit Hold On, I'm Coming. Each track sounds as fresh and vital as the day it was made.

All but one of the twelve tracks are in mono (Aretha Franklin is the exception), and though I am a stereo aficionado, I have to admit that Knock On Wood in mono packs a punch that the stereo mix lacks. The vinyl release of the album was stereo-playable-mono and may well have contained a number of mono versions.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mo Carroll on 6 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this in 1969 and it was the centre of a very small collection of 45s, EPs and LPs. It meant everything that was great in soul music to me and then .................. at a party someone stole it!! (And I know who it was.) I have searched for a replacement for years and at last here it is. Some of the less known songs can seem a bit weak now but they are are still special and are among so many key soul pieces. Buy this and enjoy it and don't let it out of your sight!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE on 30 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I owned this compilation on vinyl - it quickly got worn out, containing as it did a dozen stone classic Soul cuts. The tracks on the original have been supplemented by more of the same on the CD reissue, and so now you'll get a full hour or more of 60's Soul.

All the original tracks came from the Atlantic catalogue, which before mid '68 included the licensing deal for the output of Stax. The ending of that deal, and the discovery that Atlantic had the rights to all the Stax output, effectively allowed this album to be released.

As to the music, unless you have no interest in Soul (in which case why are you reading this), you will have heard a lot of these tracks. No matter, when gathered together like this, the sheer quality of the output of Memphis/Muscle Shoals is staggering.

The classics by the likes of Aretha, Pickett and Redding made the original release well worth having. Now check out "Memphis Soul Stew" by the sadly neglected King Curtis, and the Mad Lads "Get Out of My Life", tracks which add to the appeal of the reissue.

Should you buy this? Well, yes, you should, unless your collection has all these already. As Bobby Byrd said "You know you got Soul, if you didn't you wouldn't be in here"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Marshall on 13 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
As a Teenager I bought this album for 13s 11p and have been looking for the last few years to buy on c.d I would have paid four times the ammount just to have had this classic soul album in my collection. Any 50 somethings who like soul would have certainly bought this on vinyl in the late 1960s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Paul Millennas on 29 Feb. 2008
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Like the other Reviewers, I bought this as a 13 shillings and 11 pence vinyl LP. It was the top record to take to parties, and we danced to every track.

Unlike some compilations, these tracks are the very best of the artists. This time BONUS tracks really mean it. The CD has about the same amount again in bonus tracks; again all crackers.

This CD is just great value for money

Now, if Island Records would only re-release the other compilations of "Nice Enough To Eat" and "Bumpers"......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Apogee on 6 Jan. 2012
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Wow! This album was my introduction to soul music back in the sixties and it's still brilliant to listen to. While some of the tracks may sound a bit flat compared to modern recordings this is soon forgotten. This is the real thing and total value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. I. G. Scarrott on 9 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
wow if you are a soul fan this is for you love it love it love it
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I have the original on vinyl - still playable!
Nice CD edition with good reproduction of the original sleeve!
Soul fans buy it while you can at this price.
Youngsters have a listen to great, and timeless, R&B/Soul!
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