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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction to Curtis Mayfield!
Yes, this is the ultimate introduction to Curtis Mayfield! There are dozen complications, but this one is superior because
(a) it includes his work both with the Impressions and as a solo artist (but focuses on his best period, till 1977), and
(b) it has 2 fully loaded CD's, which makes it a good value for money! It starts with his Sam Cooke imitations, and it...
Published on 29 Jan. 2010 by E. J. Doosje

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3.0 out of 5 stars Use your money wisely.
I am not sure about this being the best place to begin an appreciation of Curtis Mayfield's career. It is far too skewed in favour of his period with The Impressions, in my opinion, at the expense of his solo output. There is simply too little of the latter to make this truly worthy of recommendation, although the solo selections are top drawer stuff...
Published on 8 Dec. 2010 by P. B. Koeb


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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction to Curtis Mayfield!, 29 Jan. 2010
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E. J. Doosje (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Anthology 1961-1977 (Audio CD)
Yes, this is the ultimate introduction to Curtis Mayfield! There are dozen complications, but this one is superior because
(a) it includes his work both with the Impressions and as a solo artist (but focuses on his best period, till 1977), and
(b) it has 2 fully loaded CD's, which makes it a good value for money! It starts with his Sam Cooke imitations, and it ends with his unique funky approach. Essential soul! Buy this, you will be thrilled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Critical, 29 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: The Anthology 1961-1977 (Audio CD)
This anthology is critical to any music collection.

I could end the review there, however it should be highlighted that this is a great collection that collects the best of Curtis's work both as a solo artist and formerly with The Impressions, whom may be one of the most underrated soul artists from that period. Make no mistake, some of the material he was writing and performing with them was and is as critical as any work he produced, and as a whole this double album is as near to perfection as you will find.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Use your money wisely., 8 Dec. 2010
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P. B. Koeb (Aljezur, Portugal) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Anthology 1961-1977 (Audio CD)
I am not sure about this being the best place to begin an appreciation of Curtis Mayfield's career. It is far too skewed in favour of his period with The Impressions, in my opinion, at the expense of his solo output. There is simply too little of the latter to make this truly worthy of recommendation, although the solo selections are top drawer stuff.

Furthermore, it has a really naff sleeve. (Okay, i know that should not be one of the main factors in deciding a purchase!) Avoid this one. Check out the other compilations, or go for the Charly box set. The packaging may be cheapish, but the music easily makes up for that. And it will probably be much better value than this sub-standard double, which i chose to off-load.
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