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Love and Beauty Import

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (2 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B00004VN3C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,169,783 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Everyone knows their Motown written and produced tracks (Supremes, Four tops, etc.) and soul lovers will be familiar with their Invictus and Hot wax artists (Freda Payne, Chairmen of the Board). But this is a great collection of some of the tracks Holland Dozier Holland produced and then put out with their own vocals. These items that have been hard to find for many years. "Slippin away" with the sound phasing at the end, and the amazingly soulful "Don't leave me starvin for your love" are my personal favourites.

This CD is better than the single CD album as it includes some B-sides.and instrumental versions. Two things missing for me (hence 4start not 5): The original single mix of "You took me from a world Outside" without the sax, and with a second vocal is this available anywhere on CD or download?) and the instrumental B side of "I'm so glad".

If you like the northern soul, and the HDH invictus recordings, you'll love this.
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HDH can't do anything wrong in my eyes and this 2 cd package exemplifies why. From the catchiness and simplicity of Don't Leave Me - "She's got her hat and coat before, but never made it past the door" to the beautifully wistful Where Did We Go Wrong - "Memories, precious memories, how they linger long after you've gone" these tracks have me hooked. I've been listening to HDH since the 70's and I still find something fresh and new with them.

This is currently the most reasonably priced collection available and Edsel deserve great credit for its issue and comprehensive sleeve notes from Tony Rounce.

Shame about the omitted tracks highlighted by the previous reviewer. Perhaps Edsel can issue a rarities cd(s) and pick up on them, and other tracks from other Invictus/Hot Wax/Music Merchant artists which have not been released. It's still a big 5 stars from me. For soul fans it's an essential must-have.
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HASH(0x9656ba14) out of 5 stars "Don't Stop Playing This CD" 28 Oct. 2013
By Tyrone Nicholson - Published on
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In 1974, I was in the military stationed on the isle of Guam so I was unable to keep up the same fervor with music as when I was stateside; I had to depend on sources coming over from the states,. Therefore, I was unaware of the "Love & Beauty" lp by Lamont Dozier until 1977 when I came back and was stationed in Millington, Tenn. My roommate may have been perturb by my constantly playing this wonderful album, but it was a mainstay in my repetoire everyday. I was first haunted by "Why Can't We Be Lovers?" because of Lamont's ever dramatic, unique vocals and the effervescent background voices. Then came "Don't Stop Playing Our Song" that had an mellifluous string/rhythm section interplay that was amazing. I played this side incessantly until my roomy said "why don't you ever play the flip side?". Needless to say I ignored him up until recently when I purchased this H-D-H compilation. I also bought the single of "Why" a few years back and was amazed once again by the power of Dozier's voice and the deft arrangements; I also got a CD earlier containing a remixed version of "Don't Stop" with a sparse intro with just the rhythm section and I have to say I am just as blown by it as the three arrangements of "Why". This is truly a dynamic project as my eyes were reopened to the Masters of the music I've always love and cherished. I suggest you "Get It"!! TNA'13
HASH(0x95dc8eac) out of 5 stars Love and Beauty 9 Sept. 2012
By danny grantham - Published on
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I've always been a fan of Lamont Dozier and the Holland brothers going back to the early days of Motown. I grew up on that stuff and recall the very beginnings of early Motown recordings and artists. I bought those 45 rpm, vinyls and lived the music. I always felt that music made you move, dance and gave you good feelings. I remember repeatedly calling that radio DJ and trying to buy some of the album's singles but some were not for resale. I got some from that poor Disc Jockey who probably got tired of my calls. Why Can't We Be Lover's, Don't Leave Me. Slipping Away and Can't Get Enough exhibit great vocals, rhythym and sound. Holland-Dozier-Holland encountered legal restraints, record distribution problems and some artist shuffles before the company finally ceased to operate. Their artist line-up recorded some of the greatest songs and testaments to date i.e. Bring The Boys Home, Want Ads and of course Give Me Just A Little More Time. I still play these songs today and I recommend the music if you like the older songs. Pucker Up Buttercup!!!
HASH(0x959d55a0) out of 5 stars good for the soul 13 April 2012
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on
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As the other reviewer mentioned, this is not entirely all Lamont Dozier as a solo artist, but includes some of the Invictus material he recorded with Brian Holland, and some stuff by Holland alone. There is some great music on here, particularly "Why Can't We Be Lovers" and "Don't Leave Me." But in order to fill out the 2 CDs here, the reissue label fattened it up with a bunch of unncessary versions of the same songs; single mix, album mix, remix, ad nauseum. I think this would have made for a much better and more powerful single disc. Nevertheless, there is some terrific music on here, songs that will appeal to fans of 60s and 70s soul, Motown and beyond.
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HASH(0x95ab88a8) out of 5 stars Lamont Dozier. A Motown legend. 14 Sept. 2009
By Eric M. Over - Published on
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Really good CD for fans of 70's R&B/Soul. A couple good instrumentals on it. Would give it 5 stars, but the other disc in this 2 disc set is a Brian Holland release that is not really that great. Not terrible, but not great. Know what I mean??? Anyway, Lamonts Disc 1 is really worth having and im really glad i got it. In case a buyer out there doesnt know, Lomont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Holland were the creative force behind The Supremes and The Four Tops in the 60's. The REAL good stuff.
HASH(0x958f4af8) out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 July 2015
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great tunes! recommend this cd
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