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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 21 September 2012
This 2CD set consists of 2 hours & 31 minutes of some of the sweetest 1970's soul you're likely to hear. Collecting together Honey Cone's four studio albums and seven bonus tracks, the songs, vocals and arrangements are at times truly outstanding. Highlights include the addictive 'Stick Up' ("Help! I've been robbed!") and the superb US No.1 'Want Ads' (both the single and unedited version) and both recall the early Jackson 5 Motown sound. The initially slow-tempo 'Ooo Baby, Baby' with its mid-song tempo change and the glorious 'The Day I Found Myself' are further highlights. There's more than a few dancefloor friendly tracks amongst the slow and mid tempo ones and plenty of 1970's soul orchestration. It's not all perfect. There are two almost identical back-to-back versions of 'One Monkey Don't Stop No Show' that become tiresome during their combined playback time of almost 8 minutes and, given that this is a collection of albums and not a greatest hits set, there are some expected fillers.
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on 6 April 2017
HGH replacement for the Supremes. A great early 70's girl group who recorded some classic tracks that are of course featured in this comprehensive career spanning collection of their 4 Invictus albums and bonus tracks. An excellent booklet & essay on the group tells the history of the group. Amazingly Honey Cone failed to chart in the UK despite the catchy hooks of their radio friendly material. A great collection
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on 18 September 2011
What an absolutely fantastic release from Edsel - a completist's dream. It has all of Honey Cone's releases on Hot Wax (albums and singles) and detailed sleeves notes from Tony Rounce.
If you love the work of Holland, Dozier and Holland or quality 70's pop-soul or just good music this is a must for your cd collection. Not every track is a winner but there are plenty that hit the spot; While Your Looking Out For Sugar, Girls It Ain't Easy and Want Ads being my favourites.
A great value double cd.
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on 10 December 2010
WITH THE LEGENDARY HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND BEHIND THEM THE HONEY CONE COULD NOT FAIL THIS CD BRINGS ALL FOUR ALBUMS TOGETHER AS WELL AS ALL THE BIG HITS TRY TRACKS LIKE THE FEELINGS GONE, OOH BABY BABY GREAT SONGS AND VOCALS.WELL WORTH BUYING TO REPLACE MY WORN OUT VINYL.
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on 12 April 2014
These are four albums well worth the time of any Motown appreciator.

Unfortunately, although the disk with Soulful Tapestry and Love, Peace & Soul has played without problems, the other disk with Sweet Replies and Take Me With You has terrible clipping on several songs. The unedited (and by far best) version of the iconic Want Ads suffers to the point of being virtually unlistenable, while my personal favourite song Sunday Morning People is also ruined. For some reason this only seems to affect a few songs, but it's truly disgraceful on a release of this nature. It's only by chance that I already owned their greatest hits that I knew what these songs sounded like "clean" and have been able to patch up my library accordingly. Mercifully most of the songs seem fine, but when you shell out for a set like this it's not unreasonable to expect that the audio quality will be that of the original recordings.

On the whole, yes this will give you a good impression of the Honey Cone. But for heaven's sake, please don't judge any of the low-fi songs here - seek out better-quality versions which do exist and which will do justice to the fine songs they are.
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on 19 June 2015
love it
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