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This review is from: Love Vibes Too (Audio CD)
As with previous purchases I have waited a couple of weeks to see how I felt about this cd, as on its initial spin it was an immediate hit. However after three or four plays you sometime lose the initial wow factor, but this doesn't happen with Love Vibes 2. I will admit that there are no songs that will stun you (although I agree with other reviews that Peabo Bryson's Paradise is pretty special), but what this cd gives you is great songs that flow really well with the right balance of upbeat and mid tempo songs. OK a few of the songs are either well known or on other CDs, but all these tracks are quality and with 17 songs makes this good value for money. There are no fillers here.
We have waited nearly a year for expansion records to issue their CDs and now we get three together. For me this is the best as I love melodic Philly type soul. I was concerned when I first heard Soul Togetherness 2013 that Expansion had gone off the boil, but this cd proves that they still the best soul label in the UK.
Therefore if you are buying one of the three CDs as a present or for yourself, I would recommend as follows:-
If they/you like R&B buy Soul Togetherness 2013.
If they/you like upbeat, mid tempo or groove type sounds buy this Love Vibes Too.
If they/you prefer early seventies more funk edger type stuff then buy the upcoming Sounds of Universal Love.
These are all great CDs for either your collection, especially if you don't already have them in your collection.
It's been a strange year for the soul collector, especially if like me you love compilation CDs. However there have been several great releases of which my top five are ( not in any order).
Luxury Soul 2013, 80's soul classics vol 4, Nighttime Lovers 19, The Get Down Boogie Sound and Love Vibes Too.
I hope this helps anyone looking for either their collection or presents.