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5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic David and Fantastic Hip O Select,
I was really pleased when they rereleased this from 2004 as it was a limited edition and I missed it. From the opening lines of Track 1 to the end of track 23 it is marvellous. I cannot rate this highly enough. Fantastic Backings from The Funk Brothers , The Andantes and The originals. How motown did not release this in the 70s is hard to believe. Just listen to his versionS of I Want you back and Heaven help us all to see the magic he brings to other peoples hits.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an album!,
Wow... WHAT AN ALBUM. David Ruffin is absolutely INCREDIBLE here. It's really hard to believe that the album remained in the vaults until Hip - O Select decided to remaster it and release it ( and rerelease it in 2012 (thanks for that Hip - O )) in 2004. Buy this album - IT'S WORTH EVERY PENNY!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruffin at his peak!...,
Amazing album this!-originally planned to have been his third LP for release in 1971,before being shelved at the last minute and all of the recordings consigned to the Motown vaults(not seeing the light of day till 2004).This is David at the PEAK of his powers-the vocals and music comming together perfectly.This CD contains the original album plus several more bonus tracks too and also a detailed booklet covering the history of these recordings etc.Well recommended release this one and a big thankyou to Hip-O-Select for making it possible.
5.0 out of 5 stars in my opinion his "Rainy Night in Georgia" is the best version of this great song and the CD is ...,
The late David Ruffin is in a class of his own and this recording underlines so much what a loss he was to soul music. Frankly, in my opinion his "Rainy Night in Georgia" is the best version of this great song and the CD is worth buying just for that. What a great shame David was his own worst enemy that cut his career so short, both as lead singer with The Temptations and as a solo artist. Had it been otherwise, he would have easily eclipsed his brother Jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cd I've bought for years,
What a collection. David in his prime singing some fabulous songs. Still my most popular play nine months after buying it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Infectious Soulfull Ruffin!,
This compilation demonstrates in abundance the powerfull command of David's soulfull, vocal range. Motown, this should have been issued years ago!
5.0 out of 5 stars superb,
yet another first class album by The Ruff! brilliant as expected how many more albums can there be out there?
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have,
Excellent sounds at the right price too! Released far too late but now enjoyed by a new generation of appreciative folk.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ruffin at his best,
This is David Ruffin at his best. How Berry Gordy could have put this on the shelf to gather dust is a mystery. This is a must for any Motown fan who still appreciates the Detroit sound created by the Funk Brothers before Gordy shut up shop and moved to the west coast.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not disappointed.,
I had some of the tracks already but decided that I wanted the whole of the LP. Not disappointed.
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