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Celebrating 60 years of Atlantic Records - this UK released March 2007 Warner/Rhino CD set is part of a large series of budget-priced compilations offering generous amounts of classic music for peanuts money.

With all 20 tracks remastered to great sound throughout - "The Platinum Collection" by ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS on Warner Brothers Platinum 8122-79993-2 (Barcode 081227999360) gives you 16 soul songs from their 3 albums on the Atlantic label - along with 4 rare non-album 7" single sides. The inlay is basic (a gatefold slip of paper) and lacking in details at this price - so here's a breakdown of what's what (52:35 minutes total playing time)....

1. Tighten Up
15. When You Left, Heartache Began
18. You're Mine
20. Tighten Up (Part 2)
Tracks 1, 15, 18 and 20 from "Tighten Up" - May 1968 Stereo US LP on Atlantic SD-8181

2. I Can't Stop Dancing
3. Do You Feel It?
4. Do The Choo Choo
5. Love Will Rain On You
13. Monkey Time
19. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 13 and 19 are from "I Can't Stop Dancing" - 1968 Stereo US LP on Atlantic SD-8204

6. (There's Gonna Be) A Showdown
7. I Love My Baby
8. Girl You're Too Young
9. My Balloon's Going Up
14. Here I Go Again
16. Giving Up Dancing
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16 are from "There's Gonna Be A Showdown" - August 1969 US Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8226

USA 7" Singles:
10 is "A World Without Music" - 1970 on Atlantic 2693 [A, Non-Album Track]
("Here I Go Again" was it's B-side - but it was also issued Sept 1972 as an A in the UK on Atlantic K 10210 - charted at number 11)
11 is "Don't Let The Music Slip Away" - 1970 on Atlantic 2721 [A, Non-Album Track]
12 is "Wrap It Up" - December 1970 on Atlantic 2768 [A, Non-Album Track]
17 is "Dog Eat Dog" - April 1968 on Atlantic 2478 [Non-Album Track, B-side to "Tighten Up"]

Forgotten gems include "Here I Go Again" and "Wrap It Up" - both are sort of Chi-Lites meets Motown dancers - really excellent. "Do The Choo Choo" is awful - a poor attempt at a dance craze after the number one success of "Tighten Up" on both sides of the pond. "Dog Eat Dog" - the rare non-LP B-side of their first British 45 "Tighten Up" on Atlantic 584 185 (May 1968) is a welcome addition to CD - great 60ts Soul. "When You Left Heartache Began" has been on Northern Soul compilations as a track to rediscover too.

Rare tracks, decent sound - this budget-priced remastered compilation is stunning value for money and makes available music that is increasingly hard to find now on original vinyl. Recommended big time as are frankly most compilations in this brilliant British set of CD releases…

PS: the other Atlantic artists in "The Platinum Collection" series are: LaVern Baker (see REVIEW), Brook Benton (see REVIEW), Booker T & The M.G.'s, Ruth Brown (see REVIEW), Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, The Clovers (see REVIEW), Arthur Conley (see REVIEW), Don Covay, The Detroit Spinners, Eddie Floyd, King Curtis, Barbara Lewis (see REVIEW), The Mar-Keys, The Persuasions, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge (see REVIEW), Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, (Big) Joe Turner and Betty Wright
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Celebrating 60 years of Atlantic Records - this 2007 Warner/Rhino CD set is part of a large series of budget-priced compilations offering generous amounts of classic music for peanuts money.

With all 20 tracks remastered to great sound throughout - "The Platinum Collection" on Warner Brothers 8122-79993-2 gives you 16 soul songs from their 3 albums on the Atlantic label along with 4 rare non-album 7" single sides. The inlay is basic and lacking in details at this price - so here's a breakdown of what's what (52:35 minutes)....

USA Albums:
1. Tighten Up
15. When You Left, Heartache Began
18. You're Mine
20. Tighten Up (Part 2)
Tracks 1, 15, 18 and 20 from "Tighten Up", May 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8181

2. I Can't Stop Dancing
3. Do You Feel It?
4. Do The Choo Choo
5. Love Will Rain On You
13. Monkey Time
19. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 13 and 19 from "I Can't Stop Dancing", 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8204

6. (There's Gonna Be) A Showdown
7. I Love My Baby
8. Girl You're Too Young
9. My Balloon's Going Up
14. Here I Go Again
16. Giving Up Dancing
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16 from "There's Gonna Be A Showdown", August 1969 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8226

USA 7" Singles:
Track 10 is "A World Without Music", 1970 on Atlantic 2693 [A, Non-Album Track]
("Here I Go Again" was it's B-side - but it was also issued as an A in the UK on Atlantic K 10210 in September 1972 and charted at number 11)
Track 11 is "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", 1970 on Atlantic 2721 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 12 is "Wrap It Up", December 1970 on Atlantic 2768 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 17 is "Dog Eat Dog", April 1968 on Atlantic 2478 [Non-Album Track, B-side to "Tighten Up"]

Forgotten gems include "Here I Go Again" and "Wrap It Up" - both are sort of Chi-Lites meets Motown dancers - really excellent. "Do The Choo Choo" is awful - a poor attempt at a dance craze after the number one success of "Tighten Up" on both sides of the pond. "Dog Eat Dog" - the rare non-LP B-side of their first British 45 "Tighten Up" on Atlantic 584 185 (May 1968) - is a welcome addition to CD - great 60ts soul. "When You Left Heartache Began" has been on Northern Soul compilations as a track to rediscover too.

Rare tracks, decent sound - this budget-priced remastered compilation is stunning value for money and makes available music that is increasingly hard to find now on original vinyl. Recommended…

PS: the other Atlantic artists in "The Platinum Collection" series are: LaVern Baker (see REVIEW), Brook Benton (see REVIEW), Booker T & The M.G.'s, Ruth Brown (see REVIEW), Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, The Clovers, Arthur Conley (see REVIEW), Don Covay, The Detroit Spinners, Eddie Floyd, King Curtis, Barbara Lewis (see REVIEW), The Mar-Keys, The Persuasions, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge (see REVIEW), Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, (Big) Joe Turner (see REVIEW) and Betty Wright...
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Celebrating 60 years of Atlantic Records - this 2007 Warner/Rhino CD set is part of a large series of budget-priced compilations offering generous amounts of classic music for peanuts money.

With all 20 tracks remastered to great sound throughout - "The Platinum Collection" on Warner Brothers 8122-79993-2 gives you 16 soul songs from their 3 albums on the Atlantic label along with 4 rare non-album 7" single sides. The inlay is basic and lacking in details at this price - so here's a breakdown of what's what (52:35 minutes)....

USA Albums:
1. Tighten Up
15. When You Left, Heartache Began
18. You're Mine
20. Tighten Up (Part 2)
Tracks 1, 15, 18 and 20 from "Tighten Up", May 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8181

2. I Can't Stop Dancing
3. Do You Feel It?
4. Do The Choo Choo
5. Love Will Rain On You
13. Monkey Time
19. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 13 and 19 from "I Can't Stop Dancing", 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8204

6. (There's Gonna Be) A Showdown
7. I Love My Baby
8. Girl You're Too Young
9. My Balloon's Going Up
14. Here I Go Again
16. Giving Up Dancing
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16 from "There's Gonna Be A Showdown", August 1969 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8226

USA 7" Singles:
Track 10 is "A World Without Music", 1970 on Atlantic 2693 [A, Non-Album Track]
("Here I Go Again" was it's B-side - but it was also issued as an A in the UK on Atlantic K 10210 in September 1972 and charted at number 11)
Track 11 is "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", 1970 on Atlantic 2721 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 12 is "Wrap It Up", December 1970 on Atlantic 2768 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 17 is "Dog Eat Dog", April 1968 on Atlantic 2478 [Non-Album Track, B-side to "Tighten Up"]

Forgotten gems include "Here I Go Again" and "Wrap It Up" - both are sort of Chi-Lites meets Motown dancers - really excellent. "Do The Choo Choo" is awful - a poor attempt at a dance craze after the number one success of "Tighten Up" on both sides of the pond. "Dog Eat Dog" - the rare non-LP B-side of their first British 45 "Tighten Up" on Atlantic 584 185 (May 1968) - is a welcome addition to CD - great 60ts soul. "When You Left Heartache Began" has been on Northern Soul compilations as a track to rediscover too.

Rare tracks, decent sound - this budget-priced remastered compilation is stunning value for money and makes available music that is increasingly hard to find now on original vinyl. Recommended…

PS: the other Atlantic artists in "The Platinum Collection" series are: LaVern Baker, Brook Benton (see REVIEW), Booker T & The M.G.'s, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, The Clovers, Arthur Conley (see REVIEW), Don Covay, The Detroit Spinners, Eddie Floyd, King Curtis, Barbara Lewis (see REVIEW), The Mar-Keys, The Persuasions, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge (see REVIEW), Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, (Big) Joe Turner and Betty Wright
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Celebrating 60 years of Atlantic Records - this 2007 Warner/Rhino CD set is part of a large series of budget-priced compilations offering generous amounts of classic music for peanuts money.

With all 20 tracks remastered to great sound throughout - "The Platinum Collection" on Warner Brothers 8122-79993-2 gives you 16 soul songs from their 3 albums on the Atlantic label along with 4 rare non-album 7" single sides. The inlay is basic and lacking in details at this price - so here's a breakdown of what's what (52:35 minutes)....

USA Albums:
1. Tighten Up
15. When You Left, Heartache Began
18. You're Mine
20. Tighten Up (Part 2)
Tracks 1, 15, 18 and 20 from "Tighten Up", May 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8181

2. I Can't Stop Dancing
3. Do You Feel It?
4. Do The Choo Choo
5. Love Will Rain On You
13. Monkey Time
19. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 13 and 19 from "I Can't Stop Dancing", 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8204

6. (There's Gonna Be) A Showdown
7. I Love My Baby
8. Girl You're Too Young
9. My Balloon's Going Up
14. Here I Go Again
16. Giving Up Dancing
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16 from "There's Gonna Be A Showdown", August 1969 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8226

USA 7" Singles:
Track 10 is "A World Without Music", 1970 on Atlantic 2693 [A, Non-Album Track]
("Here I Go Again" was it's B-side - but it was also issued as an A in the UK on Atlantic K 10210 in September 1972 and charted at number 11)
Track 11 is "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", 1970 on Atlantic 2721 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 12 is "Wrap It Up", December 1970 on Atlantic 2768 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 17 is "Dog Eat Dog", April 1968 on Atlantic 2478 [Non-Album Track, B-side to "Tighten Up"]

Forgotten gems include "Here I Go Again" and "Wrap It Up" - both are sort of Chi-Lites meets Motown dancers - really excellent. "Do The Choo Choo" is awful - a poor attempt at a dance craze after the number one success of "Tighten Up" on both sides of the pond. "Dog Eat Dog" - the rare non-LP B-side of their first British 45 "Tighten Up" on Atlantic 584 185 (May 1968) - is a welcome addition to CD - great 60ts soul. "When You Left Heartache Began" has been on Northern Soul compilations as a track to rediscover too.

Rare tracks, decent sound - this budget-priced remastered compilation is stunning value for money and makes available music that is increasingly hard to find now on original vinyl. Recommended…

PS: the other Atlantic artists in "The Platinum Collection" series are: LaVern Baker, Brook Benton (see REVIEW), Booker T & The M.G.'s, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, The Clovers, Arthur Conley (see REVIEW), Don Covay, The Detroit Spinners, Eddie Floyd, King Curtis, Barbara Lewis (see REVIEW), The Mar-Keys, The Persuasions, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge (see REVIEW), Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, (Big) Joe Turner and Betty Wright
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Celebrating 60 years of Atlantic Records - this 2007 Warner/Rhino CD set is part of a large series of budget-priced compilations offering generous amounts of classic music for peanuts money.

With all 20 tracks remastered to great sound throughout - “The Platinum Collection" on Warner Brothers 8122-79993-2 gives you 16 soul songs from their 3 albums on the Atlantic label along with 4 rare non-album 7" single sides. The inlay is basic and lacking in details at this price - so here's a breakdown of what's what (52:35 minutes)....

USA Albums:
1. Tighten Up
15. When You Left, Heartache Began
18. You’re Mine
20. Tighten Up (Part 2)
Tracks 1, 15, 18 and 20 from ”Tighten Up", May 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8181

2. I Can’t Stop Dancing
3. Do You Feel It?
4. Do The Choo Choo
5. Love Will Rain On You
13. Monkey Time
19. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 13 and 19 from "I Can't Stop Dancing", 1968 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8204

6. (There’s Gonna Be) A Showdown
7. I Love My Baby
8. Girl You’re Too Young
9. My Balloon’s Going Up
14. Here I Go Again
16. Giving Up Dancing
Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16 from "There's Gonna Be A Showdown", August 1969 Stereo LP on Atlantic SD-8226

USA 7" Singles:
Track 10 is "A World Without Music", 1970 on Atlantic 2693 [A, Non-Album Track]
("Here I Go Again" was it's B-side - but it was also issued as an A in the UK on Atlantic K 10210 in September 1972 and charted at number 11)
Track 11 is "Don't Let The Music Slip Away", 1970 on Atlantic 2721 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 12 is "Wrap It Up", December 1970 on Atlantic 2768 [A, Non-Album Track]
Track 17 is "Dog Eat Dog", April 1968 on Atlantic 2478 [Non-Album Track, B-side to "Tighten Up"]

Forgotten gems include "Here I Go Again" and "Wrap It Up" - both are sort of Chi-Lites meets Motown dancers - really excellent. "Do The Choo Choo" is awful - a poor attempt at a dance craze after the number one success of "Tighten Up" on both sides of the pond. "Dog Eat Dog" - the rare non-LP B-side of their first British 45 "Tighten Up" on Atlantic 584 185 (May 1968) - is a welcome addition to CD - great 60ts soul. "When You Left Heartache Began" has been on Northern Soul compilations as a track to rediscover too.

Rare tracks, decent sound - this budget-priced remastered compilation is stunning value for money and makes available music that is increasingly hard to find now on original vinyl. Recommended…

PS: the other Atlantic artists in "The Platinum Collection" series are: LaVern Baker, Brook Benton (see REVIEW), Booker T & The M.G.'s, Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Clarence Carter, The Clovers, Arthur Conley (see REVIEW), Don Covay, The Detroit Spinners, Eddie Floyd, King Curtis, Barbara Lewis (see REVIEW), The Mar-Keys, The Persuasions, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge (see REVIEW), Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, (Big) Joe Turner and Betty Wright
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on 20 October 2009
Soul music from the early seventies straight outta Houston. I love this set.There is something enchanting about the simplicity of these dancable tunes which Archie and the gang pull off in a wonderfully nostalgic way.This stuff knocks socks off most of the pop dross out there at the moment.Re-mastered the soulful musicianship is really quite special particularly on the Tighten Up track when Archie brings in all the instruments during the intro.Not too sure about the 'Dock of the Bay' version but for this price who can grumble. Play it loud and I defy your feet to resist a little toe-tappin'.Great stuff.Check out Youtube for some recommendations and groovey videos-you will then get what this is all about.This is soul made for dancin'.
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on 9 April 2013
Great CD with all their older hits. This one takes me back to my youth and still sounds fantastic. A treat for anyone who loves old soul music.
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on 8 February 2013
No conocía a Archie Bell & the Drells y un amigo me habló muy bien de ellos. Ahora soy otro admirador.
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on 4 March 2016
some tracks are a bit dull
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on 25 September 2014
good value
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