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Greatest Hits: The Spring Years, 1970-1977

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Of all the soul singers who got their first hits during the 1960s, Joe Simon proved to be one of the most adaptable to the sweeter and slicker sounds of the 1970s. This 23-track compilation, covering his output at the Spring label, is not necessarily the best Simon anthology, omitting as it does his less elaborately produced work of the 1960s, which some find preferable to his Philly soul outings. It does, however, feature all his major pop hits of the era -- "Drowning in the Sea of Love," "Power of Love," "Your Time to Cry," "Get Down, Get Down," and "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" -- as well as a number of singles that only made a strong impression on R&B ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Of all the soul singers who got their first hits during the 1960s, Joe Simon proved to be one of the most adaptable to the sweeter and slicker sounds of the 1970s. This 23-track compilation, covering his output at the Spring label, is not necessarily the best Simon anthology, omitting as it does his less elaborately produced work of the 1960s, which some find preferable to his Philly soul outings. It does, however, feature all his major pop hits of the era -- "Drowning in the Sea of Love," "Power of Love," "Your Time to Cry," "Get Down, Get Down," and "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" -- as well as a number of singles that only made a strong impression on R&B audiences, like his cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night." As usual with this sort of overview, the music gets more tedious the further you get into the disco era, but it's certainly a good pickup for those who like their soul with a bow tie on it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: Southbound Records
  • UPC: 029667710220
  • Catalog Number: 102
  • Sales rank: 46,089

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Simon Primary Artist, Vocals
Brad Shapiro Conductor
Bert de Coteaux Conductor
Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Joe Simon Composer, Producer
Paul Simon Composer
Joe South Composer
Donnie Fritts Composer
Bunny Sigler Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
Teddy Randazzo Arranger, Producer
Larry Alexander Engineer
Thom Bell Arranger
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Mike Lewis Arranger, Producer
Brad Shapiro Arranger, Producer
Andrew Smith Arranger
Jerry Weaver Arranger, Director
Bert de Coteaux Arranger
Phillip Mitchell Composer
Ady Croasdell Liner Notes
Raeford Gerald Composer, Producer
Malcolm Crowthers Liner Notes
John Richbourg Producer
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