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  • Audio CD (29 Jan. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Real Gone Music
  • ASIN: B00A8F0HVY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Best known for penning hits for Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Starr and Larry Graham, Sam Dees also recorded what a consensus of soul collectors rate as one of the best LPs of the '70s, The Show Must Go On, for the Atlantic label in 1975. A remarkable amalgam of Southern and Chicago soul styles, The Show Must Go On spawned no less than four charting singles; yet, for some reason, the album has never been reissued as a standalone CD. Our Real Gone reissue of The Show Must Go On adds six bonus single sides along with notes from R&B maven Bill Dahl.

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This is an outstanding 70s soul album. The first reviewer of this Album is absolutely right. I have had the LP of this for many years and it still gets regular plays. However it is a couple of the bonus tracks that are a revelation for me, the single version of So Tied Up comes across with more emotion than the version that appears as the final track on the LP. Signed Miss Heroin, while obviously indebted to James Browns King Heroin, is reminiscent of Norman Whitfield era Temptations. All in all a fantastic release that deserves to be at the top of the list of anyone interested in soul music.
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I've loved this Deep Soul album ever since I finally managed to get my hands on a copy in 1974 having first heard about it from reading a review in Blues & Soul magazine - the internet makes life so much easier! Very glad to now have a CD version. Has it dated? Well, of course it has. But compare it with any soul album from the same period - and it's hard to think of many as good as this one. This is a showcase of a Master Songwriter's art - I don't think Sam Dees would ever claim to be a great vocalist but these are his songs and the emotion he puts in to them is unmistakable. Just beautiful.
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Not being familiar with Sam Dees I bought this album after reading the various reviews.I have to agree this is an exquisite album full feeling.Opening track Child of the Streets & Troubled Child being personal favourites.Highly recommended.
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I have just purchased this C,D,not knowing what to expect. my god i am so glad i did , this is one of the best soul c,ds i have ever heard in my life, definately in my top 3.thank you amazon
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As first two reviews say up there with the absolute very best soul albums of all time. I actually had my vinyl copy transferred to CD years ago but when Atalntic/Rhino released this as part of thier 30 great soul box set I couldn't resist Listen, enjopy and ask what happened to soul like this.
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voted by many as one of the best soul albums of all time. for a real soul fan - a must for your collection. quality 70's soul that still sounds the business today.
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Classic Modern Soul album on a Japanese edition cd at an unbelievable price, highly recommended.
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A truly classic album and the peak of Sam's own recording. This release is long awaited and is in good sound quality and with extra tracks. Highly recommended to fans of the classic soul sound. It's not as immediate as more pop-soul sounds, it rewards relistening and will be returned to as a cherished album throughout your life.
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