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The Definitive Collection
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2009
I love the sweet harmonies on this album.It defined the genre back in the day and led to the birth of so many souful vocal groups in the seventies.Its significance could never be over estimated.Some of these tracks where defining moments of the philly soul sound before Gamble and Huff.Combined with the impressions these tracks carved a grooove which still sounds good today.A bargain price for a slice of pure pop/soul history.Everyone knows La La LA Means I Love You,Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) and Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time.Worth the price for these alone but surrounded by some other strong tracks-a no brainer really.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2007
think it over- chorus upon chorus of honey layered perfection- emo fans check this one out it will blow your mind this time (sorry) but this is insanely smooth- but in a way bittersweet- atmospheric to a point of almost having an eerie (overlook hotel) ingredient. Slowed down orchestral groove heaven.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2013
I only knew a few Delfonic's numbers and bought this CD just to have a record of Didn't I blow your mind and Ready or not . However the whole album flows so well, and with 20 tracks may sounding too many at first, for such a band with so few actual hits, the overall mood if so smooth and a real sweet soul experience from the 70's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Whatever happened to sweet soul? Heartfelt vocals, pure falsetto, wonderful arrangements - the Delfonics showed just how fine it could be. Of course they're best known for 'La La Means I Love You', 'Didn't I blow your mind this time' and 'Ready or Not' (covered by the Fugees), but truthfully there isn't a duff track on this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2015
A comprehensive 20 track retrospective from The Delfonics, one of the prime movers in the sweet Philadelphia soul sound? Many of their tracks may be more familiar from cover versions, samples or film soundtracks, particularly Quentin Tarantino ones. Kicking off with"La-La (Means I Love You)" and including other such well known tracks as "Ready Or Not Here I Come" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" there's plenty more to enjoy I this even collection, with Thom Bell's production at the forefront of their sound. Perhaps not the best remembered group of the era, this album shows they are clearly in need of favourable reassessment.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 30 June 2015
Decades ago - over 45 years ago in 1969! - I bought a single by pop-soul group The Delfonics, which I'd heard on the radio and loved. It even made the charts. It was called Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) and had an irresistible stop-start effect at certain points during the song which I couldn't get enough of.
It's taken me all this time to acquire a compilation of this excellent group, second only in my affections to the Chi-Lites, not dissimilar purveyors of well-written, classy 'soft soul'. It's been worth the wait.
Another great song of theirs was Ready Or Not Here I Come, which is irrepressibly catchy. Along with La-La Means I Love You, When Yo Get Right Down To It, Somebody Loves You, and the marvellous Trying To Make a Fool Of Me (B-side to Didn't I Blow Your Mind) there are another fourteen tracks by the trio from Philly on this superb collection, making twenty in all.
There isn't a dud among them, though not surprisingly some are more memorable than others. The cumulative effect when in the mood can be mildly overwhelming. This is a group who never quite received their due praise, despite a few hits. But it was worth buying this nicely presented disc, with its booklet and fairly comprehensive notes, if only for the abovementioned songs, in particular the timeless, essential and unforgettable Didn't I - one of the most distinctive soul-group classics of its era.

Didn't I blow your mind this time? Sure did, guys - this and every time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2012
One of my favorite group of the sixties pure gold, just beautiful easy listening matereal here great, bring it on.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2014
As it says The Definitive Collection - brings back some happy memories - this has all their classics - fantastic & a must for all Delfonics fans x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 February 2013
Forgot how good the Delfonics were all the hits and more yes they blew my mind this time top rate
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2007
Not only are the Delfonics one of the supreme bands of the rare groove scene, they also know how to produce a track listing to wet the appetite of the most discerning palette.
Even the great man Tarantino himself included a fine Delfonics track ,namely "Did'nt I blow your mind" which went down very well and fitted into the film (JACKIE BROWN )extremely well, it was almost as like the film was made for the track.
Needless to say anything by the Delfonics is a must in any CD collection.
No collection is complete without them.
All the best
Steve The Rare Groove Connection.
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