December 11, 1997
Crimson Productions
Rhythm & Blues, Early R&B, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul, Southern Soul, Memphis Soul, Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Disco, Uptown Soul, Club/Dance, Chicago Soul, Funk, Vocal Jazz

Album Review

This box set of soul tracks is a step above the others thanks to its blend of familiar favorites and collectable rarities, like the British-made sides from the Real Thing and Ruby Turner, New York City's "I'm Doing Fine Now", the Jaki Graham numbers, and the Southern delights from Ann Peeples. The marathon begins with Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" and ends with the Average White Band's scot-soul rendition of "Walk On By." In between are creamy fillings from the Chi-lites, William DeVaughn, Timmy Thomas' only hit "Why Can't We Live Together," plus light soul from Shalamar, old-school rollicking with "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob & Earl, and jazzy sounds from Dinah Washington and Nina Simone. This is a real something-for-everybody set and a great box for outings and gatherings -- just pop the discs in, let the 54 tracks play randomly, and forget about it.
Andrew Hamilton, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. When a Man Loves a Woman
  2. Band of Gold
  3. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  4. Have You Seen Her?
  5. Mad About the Boy
  6. My Baby Just Cares for Me
  7. Where Did Our Love Go
  8. (You've Got Me) Dangling on a String
  9. First Impressions
  10. Gonna Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse
  11. My Guy
  12. I'd Rather Go Blind
  13. Feel the Need in Me
  14. A Night to Remember
  15. Can't Get by Without You
  16. I'm Doin' Fine Now
  17. Sad Sweet Dreamer
  18. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
  19. Rock Your Baby
  20. Let's Stay Together
  21. So in Love
  22. Set Me Free
  23. Tender Love
  24. Lies
  25. Tell It Like It Is
  26. Why Can't We Live Together
  27. The First Cut Is the Deepest
  28. I Can't Stand the Rain
  29. Dolly My Love
  30. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  31. With You I'm Born Again
  32. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  33. Queen of My Soul
  34. Just an Illusion
  35. Pillow Talk
  36. Stay With Me Baby
  37. Move on Up
  38. Harlem Shuffle
  39. Thinking About Your Love
  40. Body Talk
  41. Move Closer
  42. Love Makes a Woman
  43. Misty Blue
  44. Homely Girl
  45. I Get the Sweetest Feeling
  46. Be Thankful for What You Got
  47. You to Me Are Everything
  48. Girls
  49. There It Is
  50. Tired of Being Alone
  51. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
  52. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
  53. Mated
  54. Walk on By