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Slice of the Sensational Seventies
on 20 August 2009
There was so much more to Freda Payne than just the magnificent dance-floor filler, Band Of Gold, & this CD set shows that brilliantly. Two discs of pure class, everything she recorded for the Invictus label, formed by the legends of Motown, Holland-Dozier-Holland. This is Sophisticated Soul: Freda's strong,sensuous, sexy vocals wrapped in lush, swirling orchestration &, often, driven by pounding Motown-esque beats. As well as disco greats like Rock Me In The Cradle(Of Your Lovin' Arms), Deeper And Deeper, &, of course, Band Of Gold, we are treated to exquisite versions of surprising covers of well known quality songs such as If You go Away & Rainy Days And Mondays. This music has not dated. It is as fresh & relevant as it was all those years ago. If all you know of Freda Payne is Band Of Gold, & you like that, then treat yourself to this treasure chest of tremendous tracks.....you will not be disappointed.