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Sweet 1970's Soul,
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This review is from: Take Me With You + Sweet Replies + Soulful Tapestry + Love, Peace And Soul...Plus (Audio CD)
This 2CD set consists of 2 hours & 31 minutes of some of the sweetest 1970's soul you're likely to hear. Collecting together Honey Cone's four studio albums and seven bonus tracks, the songs, vocals and arrangements are at times truly outstanding. Highlights include the addictive 'Stick Up' ("Help! I've been robbed!") and the superb US No.1 'Want Ads' (both the single and unedited version) and both recall the early Jackson 5 Motown sound. The initially slow-tempo 'Ooo Baby, Baby' with its mid-song tempo change and the glorious 'The Day I Found Myself' are further highlights. There's more than a few dancefloor friendly tracks amongst the slow and mid tempo ones and plenty of 1970's soul orchestration. It's not all perfect. There are two almost identical back-to-back versions of 'One Monkey Don't Stop No Show' that become tiresome during their combined playback time of almost 8 minutes and, given that this is a collection of albums and not a greatest hits set, there are some expected fillers.