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5.0 out of 5 stars Grab this box set before it's out of print!, 19 July 2012
This review is from: Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set (Audio CD)
This collection of the finest Philly tunes is really worth every penny. I think that the price for 10 CD's and more than 12 hours of music is very inexpensive. This UK release has been in gestation for around 18 months and contains lots of album versions, single versions and a few promo versions, many previously unreleased on CD. The mastering is excellent: very gentle compression, so no distortion and no clipping. Thank you Harmless!
For those not familiar with Gamble and Huff and the PIR family of labels and artists, use this box set to study the Philadelphia International catalogue and discover the artists (Amazon offers you a vast collection of CD reissues of many PIR titles).

The full track listing which has been posted earlier in May is not fully correct, unfortunately. Also the extensive and well informative booklet which is included in the box set, does contain some errors on the track listing. Here's the right track listing. To every song I've added the actual length and the actual year of release in the US, and determined the correct version used in this collection (album or single). Also helpful if you're looking for a specific version.

CD 1

01. M.F.S.B. - Zach's Fanfare #2 - Album Version 1:06 (1975)
02. M.F.S.B. - K-Jee - Album Version 4:14 (1975)
03. M.F.S.B. Featuring The Three Degrees - T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - Single Version 3:19 (1973)
04. The O'Jays - Message In The Music - Single Version 3:23 (1976)
05. M.F.S.B. - Sexy - Single Version 3:12 (1975)
06. Archie Bell & The Drells - Let's Groove (Part 1) - Single Version 3:05 (1975)
07. The O'Jays - Backstabbers - Single Version 3:05 (1972)
08. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost (Part 1) - Single Version 3:34 (1973)
09. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again - Single Version 2:59 (1973)
10. The O'Jays - I Love Music - Album Version 6:53 (1975)
11. The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama (Part 1) - Single Version 2:43 (1973)
12. The Three Degrees - Year Of Decision - Single Version 2:40 (1973)
13. Archie Bell & The Drells - The Soul City Walk - Single Version 3:10 (1975)
14. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck - Album Version 6:26 (1975)
15. People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna - Single Version 3:16 (1975)
16. Instant Funk - Philly Jump - Album Version 5:08 (1976)
17. The Three Degrees - Take Good Care Of Yourself - Single Version 3:05 (1975)
18. M.F.S.B. - Love Is The Message - Album Version 6:38 (1973)
19. The Jacksons - Show You The Way To Go - Single Version 3:30 (1976)
20. The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love) - Album Version 4:19 (1976)

CD 2

01. The Intruders - (Win, Place Or Show) She's A Winner - Single Version 2:29 (1972)
02. The O'Jays - 992 Arguments - Single Version 2:23 (1972)
03. The Three Degrees - Dirty Ol' Man - Single Version 3:14 (1973)
04. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back) - Single Version 3:28 (1973)
05. The O'Jays - Love Train - A Tom Moulton Mix 6:17 (1977)
06. M.F.S.B. - Get Down With The Philly Sound - Album Version 4:31 (1975)
07. People's Choice - Jam, Jam, Jam (All Night Long) - Album Version 3:38 (1976)
08. The Intruders - A Nice Girl Like You - Album Version 3:29 (1974)
09. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now - Single Version 3:24 (1972)
10. Billy Paul - Me & Mrs Jones - Album Version 4:48 (1972)
11. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody - Album Version 7:32 (1975)
12. The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money - Single Version 3:33 (1974)
13. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Don't Leave Me This Way - Album Version 6:07 (1975)
14. The O'Jays - Livin' For The Weekend - Single Version 2:53 (1975)
15. Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Album Version 4:29 (1976)
16. Jean Carn - Free Love - Album Version 4:04 (1976)
17. Billy Paul - People Power - Album Version 4:19 (1975)
18. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Nobody Could Take Your Place - Album Version 5:01 (1977)

CD 3

01. The Ebonys - You're The Reason Why - Single Version 3:03 (1971)
02. Bobby Bennett - Days Go By - Single Version 2:39 (1971)
03. Dick Jensen - New York City's A Lonely Town - Album Version 3:08 (1973)
04. The Trammps - Stop And Think - Single Version 3:09 (1975)
05. Love Committee - One Day Of Peace - Single Version 2:50 (1974)
06. Robert Upchurch - The Devil Made Me Do It - Single Version 2:41 (1974)
07. The Ethics - Who In The World - Single Version 3:59 (1974)
08. The Ebonys - Do You Like The Way I Love - Single Version 3:06 (1972)
09. Anthony White - Never Let You Get Away From Me - Extended Single Version 4:35 (1975)
10. Kaleidoscope - I'm A Changed Person - Single Version 3:14 (1975)
11. Carolyn Crawford - If You Move, You Lose - Single Version 2:55 (1975)
12. The Ebonys - I'm So Glad I'm Me - Album Version 3:01 (1973)
13. Bunny Sigler - Can't Believe That You Love Me - Album Version 3:53 (1976)
14. Derek & Cyndi - You Bring Out The Best In Me - Single Version 3:07 (1974)
15. Anthony White - Hey Baby - Single Version 2:52 (1975)
16. The Trammps - Where Do We Go From Here - Single Version 3:44 (1974)
17. Carolyn Crawford - Good & Plenty - Single Version 2:46 (1975)
18. Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine - Album Version 4:08 (1973)
19. The Intruders - To Be Happy Is The Real Thing - Album Version 3:29 (1973)
20. The Ebonys - It's Forever - Single Version 4:32 (1973)

CD 4

01. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Where Are All My Friends - Single Version 3:22 (1974)
02. M.F.S.B. - Summertime And I'm Feeling Mellow - Album Version 4:06 (1976)
03. The O'Jays - Let Life Flow - Album Version 4:31 (1976)
04. Jean Carn - If You Wanna Go Back - Album Version 3:22 (1976)
05. Archie Bell & The Drells - It's Hard Not To Like You - Album Version 4:01 (1977)
06. The Futures - Party Time Man - Album Version 5:15 (1978)
07. The Intruders - Everyone's A Star - Album Version 5:43 (1974)
08. Bunny Sigler - Your Love Is Good - Album Version 2:54 (1974)
09. Billy Paul - The Whole Town's Talking - Album Version 4:46 (1973)
10. Instant Funk - So Glad I'm The One - Album Version 3:16 (1976)
11. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Keep On Lovin' You - Album Version 3:42 (1975)
12. Anthony White - Yes You Need Love - Album Version 3:34 (1976)
13. Instant Funk - It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky) - Album Version 3:46 (1976)
14. The Futures - (You're The One) Someone Special - Album Version 4:17 (1978)
15. Bunny Sigler - Keep Smilin' - Album Version 5:57 (1974)
16. Jean Carn - I'm In Love Once Again - Album Version 5:54 (1976)
17. Teddy Pendergrass - The Whole Town's Laughing At Me - Album Version 4:29 (1977)
18. Billy Paul - Sooner Or Later - Album Version 5:35 (1977)

CD 5

01. Billy Paul - Let's Make A Baby - Single Version 3:50 (1975)
02. The O'Jays - Now That We Found Love - European - Single Version 3:09 (1974)
03. The Jacksons - Blues Away - Album Version 3:14 (1976)
04. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - I Believe In Love - Album Version 3:58 (1977)
05. Teddy Pendergrass - Easy, Easy, Got To Take It Easy - Album Version 4:55 (1977)
06. Jean Carn - I Bet She Won't Love You Like I Do - Album Version 3:18 (1978)
07. The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl - Single Version 3:23 (1978)
08. The Jacksons - Strength Of One Man - Album Version 3:56 (1976)
09. Lou Rawls - See You When I Git There - Single Version 3:09 (1977)
10. Teddy Pendergrass - Only You - Album Version 5:07 (1978)
11. Jean Carn - Intro/My Love Don't Come Easy - Album Version 5:09 (1979)
12. Bunny Sigler - Come On And Dance, Dance, Dance - Album Version 5:29 (1976)
13. The Jones Girls - This Feeling Is Killing Me - Album Version 3:32 (1979)
14. Billy Paul - Let `Em In - Single Version 3:34 (1976)
15. Bunny Sigler - Picture Us - Album Version 2:35 (1974)
16. The Jones Girls - Life Goes On - Album Version 4:31 (1979)
17. Lou Rawls - Lady Love - Album Version 4:02 (1977)
18. Archie Bell & The Drells - Where Will You Go When The Party's Over - Album Version 4:08 (1976)

CD 6

01. Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want - Album Version 4:28 (1977)
02. Anthony White - Stop And Think It Over - Album Version 4:22 (1976)
03. The Jacksons - Living Together - Album Version 4:28 (1976)
04. Jean Carn - (No, No) You Can't Come Back Now - Album Version 4:30 (1978)
05. Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself - Album Version 4:08 (1977)
06. Jerry Butler - (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out - Single Version 3:37 (1978)
07. Billy Paul - Only The Strong Survive - Single Version 3:27 (1977)
08. M.F.S.B. - Use Ta Be My Guy - Album Version 5:15 (1978)
09. Teddy Pendergrass - I Don't Love You Anymore - Album Version 4:01 (1977)
10. The O'Jays - To Prove I Love You - Album Version 4:13 (1980)
11. Bunny Sigler - Things Are Gonna Get Better - Album Version 2:57 (1974)
12. Lou Rawls - Not The Staying Kind - Album Version 3:54 (1977)
13. Dexter Wansel - Holdin' On - Album Version 4:54 (1977)
14. Archie Bell & The Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down - Album Version 4:22 (1976)
15. The Philadelphia International All-Stars - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (Vocal) - Single Version 4:53 (1977)
16. The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else - Album Version 4:32 (1979)
17. Lou Rawls - What's The Matter With The World - Album Version 5:57 (1979)
18. Teddy Pendergrass - When Somebody Loves You Back - Album Version 5:00 (1978)

CD 7

01. Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars - Album Version 5:54 (1976)
02. Michael Pedicin Jr. - Sonceré (The Infinite Hour Glass).- Album Version 6:21 (1979)
03. Leon Huff - Tight Money - Album Version 4:50 (1980)
04. Billy Paul - Compared To What - Album Version 5:22 (1971)
05. Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - For The Love of Money - Album Version 4:14 (1974)
06. M.F.S.B. - Something For Nothing - Album Version 3:00 (1973)
07. Patti LaBelle - Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) - Album Version 4:08 (1983)
08. M.F.S.B. - Manhattan Skyline - Album Version 4:49 (1980)
09. Norman Harris - In Good Faith - Album Version 5:14 (1980)
10. Monk Montgomery - Reality - Album Version 5:38 (1974)
11. Phyllis Hyman - Forever With You - Album Version 4:20 (1998)
12. The O'Jays - My Favorite Person - Album Version 4:16 (1982)
13. Leon Huff - I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' - Album Version 5:57 (1980)
14. M.F.S.B. - Mysteries Of The World - Album Version 5:30 (1980)
15. Dexter Wansel - Theme From The Planets - Album Version 4:54 (1976)
16. Billy Paul - Malorie - Album Version 3:49 (1975)

CD 8

01. Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me - Album Version 5:50 (1979)
02. Jean Carn - Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Album Version 4:53 (1978)
03. The Stylistics - Mine All Mine - Album Version 4:33 (1981)
04. Patti LaBelle - I'm In Love Again - Album Version 5:54 (1983)
05. The O'Jays - Brandy - Album Version 4:14 (1978)
06. Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain - Album Version 5:43 (1979)
07. The Futures - Ain't No Time Fa Nothing - Album Version 5:30 (1978)
08. The Jones Girls - When I'm Gone - Album Version 4:50 (1980)
09. Teddy Pendergrass - Turn Off The Lights - Album Version 5:56 (1979)
10. Silk - I Can't Stop (Turning You On) - Album Version 3:58 (1979)
11. McFadden & Whitehead - I've Been Pushed Aside - Album Version 5:13 (1979)
12. Jean Carn - We Got Some Catchin' Up To Do - Album Version 5:03 (1981)
13. The Stylistics - Maybe It's Love This Time - Album Version 4:11 (1980)
14. The Jones Girls - Who Can I Run To - 12" Extended Mix 4:45 (1979)
15. Teddy Pendergrass - Close The Door - Single Version 3:35 (1978)
16. The Jones Girls - Children Of The Night - Album Version 5:12 (1980)

CD 9

01. McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - Album Version 7:03 (1979)
02. Jean Carn - Was That All It Was - 12" Extended Mix 6:30 (1979)
03. Billy Paul - Bring The Family Back - Album Version 5:02 (1979)
04. The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt - Album Version 4:42 (1981)
05. The O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together - Album Version 5:43 (1983)
06. The Jones Girls - Keep It Comin' - Album Version 4:50 (1984)
07. McFadden & Whitehead - I Heard It In A Love Song - Album Version 5:13 (1980)
08. Patti LaBelle - The Spirit's In It - Album Version 5:50 (1981)
09. Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff - Single Version 3:39 (1979)
10. The Stylistics - What's Your Name? - Album Version 4:54 (1981)
11. The Jones Girls - Dance Turned Into A Romance - Album Version 4:30 (1980)
12. Archie Bell & The Drells - Strategy - Album Version 6:57 (1979)
13. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - I Love You Anyway - Album Version 4:32 (1980)
14. Jean Carn - Bet Your Lucky Star - Album Version 4:53 (1981)
15. Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You - Album Version 5:28 (1979)

CD 10

01. The O'Jays - Love You Direct - Album Version 3:54 (1984)
02. Phyllis Hyman - Ain't You Had Enough Love - Album Version 4:15 (1986)
03. The Dells - Somebody's Gotta Move - Album Version 5:14 (1992)
04. Shirley Jones - Do You Get Enough Love? - Album Version 4:38 (1986)
05. Phyllis Hyman - First Time Together - Album Version 4:05 (1986)
06. Patti LaBelle - I Can't Forget You - Album Version 4:32 (1985)
07. The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again - Album Version 5:55 (1980)
08. Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Easy Money - Album Version 4:05 (1980)
09. The O'Jays - Summer Fling - Album Version 4:51 (1984)
10. Phyllis Hyman - This Too Shall Pass - Album Version 5:29 (1995)
11. The Dells - Baby Don't Go Away Mad - Album Version 4:40 (1992)
12. Shirley Jones - She Knew About Me - Album Version 4:37 (1986)
13. Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew - Album Version 4:46 (1983)
14. The O'Jays - Extraordinary Girl - Album Version 5:21 (1984)
15. Teddy Pendergrass - Heaven Only Knows - Album Version 4:09 (1983)
16. The Jones Girls - Baby Don't Go Yet - Previously Unreleased 5:25 (1981)
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Initial post: 27 Jul 2012 20:08:49 BDT
I bow to your superior knowledge ! Helpful. ; - )

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 20:23:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jul 2012 20:25:57 BDT
Federico says:
Thanks Cheshire Dave! Hope it's helpful to all those PIR-fans out there.

Posted on 17 Jun 2013 13:23:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jun 2013 13:24:20 BDT
Groover says:
Federico,
Many thanks for taking the trouble to list every track on this epic 10 CD compilation.
By the way, do you happen to know which of the PIR/Tom Moulton releases includes his 11.15 min remix of the Eddie Kenderix classic "Keep On Truckin"? I see it listed on You Tube but I want to buy it..
Thanks,
Groover.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2013 12:47:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jun 2013 12:48:17 BDT
Federico says:
Hi Groover, this mix has been released on a double CD in 2006 on Soul Jazz Records. Title: Tom Moulton - A Tom Moulton Mix (SJR CD 120). The full 11:14 minutes!
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