- Audio CD (28 Jan. 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Stax
- ASIN: B000056K5E
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 605,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Soul Limbo: Remastered Import
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BOOKER T. & THE M.G.S Soul Limbo (2002 German pressed 12-track digitally remastered [in 24bit technology] enhanced CD album - Originally released in 1968 and includes cover versions of Eleanor Rigby [Beatles] & Foxy Lady [Jimi Hendrix] plus a CD-Rom Section containing video biography & pictures. Housed in a sealed glossy digipak picture sleeve with a fold-out inlay containing comprehensive liner notes)
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If you're curious about the band and this is the only album you can find, you'll find that there was a lot more to them than 'Green Onions'. A compilation album might be a better place to start, but this is still good stuff.
It boasts an impressive array of differing styles, from the bright, cheerful uptempo version of The Tams `Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy, to the much more laid back cover of the Delfonics `La La Means I Love You'. Both tracks are heavily dominated by the Hammond organ and guitar sound, which the band are best known for. The sound however, is considerably varied when they do their version of the old jazz standard Willow Weep For Me. A song that has been recorded by the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. This version relies upon the piano instead of an organ as it's key instrument, which is perfect for this slow bluesy number.
Although the majority of the recordings on this album are instrumental cover versions of songs popularised by artists of the time such as Aretha Franklin, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and even The Beatles. There are also a handful of their own compostions. Such as Heads Or Tails, Over Easy, and the instantly recognisable `Soul Limbo' which gives this LP it's title. Even people who have never heard of Booker T & The MGs will know this track, as it has been used extensively on British TV for coverage of the Cricket. It's great to hear this magnificent track in it's entirety.Read more ›