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The Essence of Northern Soul,
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This review is from: After Hours The Collection: Northern Soul Masters (MP3 Download)
I have been a great fan of the Northern Soul genre for more years than I care to remember and have reached the stage where new compilations appear which contain just a handful of tracks which I have not encountered elsewhere. This 'After Hours' compilation stands out in that I had only got a very small number of tracks on other CDs or even on 7" vinyl. To say that these three CDs were an absolute joy to experience would not do them justice. From the opening track "You Hit Me ...." which is the Alice Clark version rather than the more usual Kim Weston through to the interesting "Ain't That Terrible" by Roy Redmond rather than the more usual Capitols version I was engrossed. It is fair to say that there is not a weak track included in this set, even Ella Fitgerald turns in a wonderful performance of "Get Ready". The only down side is that I purchased this compilation as a download and so am devoid of any descriptive notes to accompany the tracks. I would love to be able to get more information about some of these gems.