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Simply the best album I have ever bought,
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This review is from: Muscle Shoals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Audio CD)
Caught the movie on bbc4 one night and the music involved was amazing. Tracked the cd down and was certainly not disappointed. This wee bolt hole in Alabama has produced some of the finest records of all time and this album catches only a small percentage of the best. From Paul Simon to Alicia keys via Lynard Skynard this should be a purchase for anyone who either detests what Cowell and co has done to the music industry or has tired the dying state it lies in. Who would have thought that some of the most recognisable sounds of african american soul music had a group of white nerds playing the backing tunes......and rocking it. During a time of stupidity, racism and segregation great musicians got into a studio ignored the skin colour, creed, race and politics and funked. This is sheer brilliance and includes a fantastic Beatles cover by Wilson Pickett during a jamming session with an Allman brother. In addition you should also get hold of the DVD movie that tells the story of this Mecca for music. FIVE STARS!!!!