7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5 stars if you do not already own most of the best tracks,
This review is from: Evidence: The Complete Fame Records Masters (Audio CD)
My star rating is for people who do not already own half of the tracks, having not bought the earlier compilation on Honest John. That compilation is excellent and I have no reason to think this one will not be at least as good as a lot of the tracks are exactly the same. Having bought the earlier compilation myself, a very subjective rating would be no stars at all. It is great that in recent years so much rare, unreleased, and unrecognized material is being released. However at times I feel the true fan is taken for ride with the same material issued time and again with different extras added to persuade them to buy again and again. Perhaps this is a bad example to pick on as Kent have done a marvelous job over the years making soul available in high quality and at a reasonable cost. However, my first reaction on seeing this release was 'not again'. Do I buy the tracks I already own again in the hope that the extras are of a similar quality and justify paying the price again? Will I feel cheated because the best is what I own already? Time will tell. However, if you do not have the earlier compilation, and have any interest at all in soul music, then you should buy this.