Yet another great soul compilation from 'Kent/Ace' records (61.47mins). From the opening seconds of the fantastic opening track by the Whispers you know you're in for something special. What a fantastic roster of artists 'Dore' had on its books. The mix of tracks is great from beautiful soulful harmonies to slices of Northern Soul magic 'Gone with the wind is my love' by Rita and the Tiaras is a truly great track (urgent, frantic with a desperate lyric - everything a northern soul track should be in my opinion) this is the extended version 3.08 mins in stereo. The sound quality is very good indeed with most tracks in Mono and 4 in stereo. The cd comes with a 20 page booklet that has track by track info, label scans and pics. Overall, a great compilation of soul tracks from 1964 to 1975 with two unissued tracks to boot. Recommended. 9/10.
This CD complements and updates Kent's low key double CD from about a decade ago of the Dore label, adding some new discoveries and updating the sound on some other tracks. We expect the perfect Northern Soul but there are a couple of wonderful Modern Soul / Crossover songs here along with Funk, Southern Soul and Deep Soul. It's an essential one from Kent, buy now and enjoy forever.