The Best of the 70s & 80s

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This 60-track Spinners set is intended only for Spinners fanatics who want a comprehensive look at the group's late-'70s and early-'80s work . The Detroiters' recording career began as the top dogs on Harvey and Gwen Fuqua's tiny Tri-Phi Records, but bottomed for eight years after Motown acquired Tri-Phi and the Spinners. The fall was rough and rocky. Motown required that the band do odd jobs like chauffeuring and packing records to earn miniscule salaries. They only managed a couple of regional hits at Hitsville U.S.A.: "I'll Always You" and "Truly Yours" and one big one, "It's a Shame," which came near the end of their contract. But the time proved well spent. Those ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This 60-track Spinners set is intended only for Spinners fanatics who want a comprehensive look at the group's late-'70s and early-'80s work . The Detroiters' recording career began as the top dogs on Harvey and Gwen Fuqua's tiny Tri-Phi Records, but bottomed for eight years after Motown acquired Tri-Phi and the Spinners. The fall was rough and rocky. Motown required that the band do odd jobs like chauffeuring and packing records to earn miniscule salaries. They only managed a couple of regional hits at Hitsville U.S.A.: "I'll Always You" and "Truly Yours" and one big one, "It's a Shame," which came near the end of their contract. But the time proved well spent. Those less-than-lucrative years garnered a loyal following and respect from insiders like Thom Bell, who picked the Spinners from a group of artists -- some better known -- to produce for Atlantic Records. The relationship resulted in a blistering '70s hit barrage that made them arguably -- with the O'Jays, another group who suffered in the '60s -- the top male vocal group of that decade. Collectables chronicles the essentials on this multi-disc collection that includes a super helping of their '80s tracks as well. You'll be spinning and singing to the jaunty tunes and moaning with Philippe Wynne on the weepers. The different leads -- Wynne, Bobby Smith, Henry Fambrough, John Edwards, and Dionne Warwick on "Then Came You" -- provide contrast. And the producers after Bell, including Michael Zager, keep this monumental compilation compelling.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431008522
  • Catalog Number: 85
  • Sales rank: 152,217

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fascinating Rhythm (2:33)
  2. 2 I've Got to Make It on My Own (4:03)
  3. 3 Living a Little, Laughing a Little (4:37)
  4. 4 One of a Kind (Love Affair) (3:35)
  5. 5 Then Came You (4:05)
  6. 6 Sadie (7:14)
  7. 7 How Could I Let You Get Away (7:05)
  8. 8 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love (4:20)
  9. 9 Superstar Medley: It's Not Unusual/Don't Mess With Bill/Paper Doll (11:10)
  10. 10 Love Don't Love Nobody (9:31)
  11. 11 Mighty Love (8:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Now That We're Together (3:34)
  2. 2 You're All I Need in Life (4:28)
  3. 3 If You Can't Be in Love (3:31)
  4. 4 The Rubberband Man (7:24)
  5. 5 Toni My Love (3:41)
  6. 6 Four Hands in the Fire (4:03)
  7. 7 The Clown (5:05)
  8. 8 Wake up Susan (3:25)
  9. 9 I'm Gonna Getcha (4:25)
  10. 10 I'm Tired of Giving (4:11)
  11. 11 Painted Magic (4:17)
  12. 12 You Got the Love That I Need (3:34)
  13. 13 Heaven on Earth (So Fine) (4:01)
  14. 14 Back in the Arms of Love (4:36)
  15. 15 (Love Is) One Step Away (4:38)
  16. 16 Easy Come, Easy Go (4:26)
  17. 17 Baby I Need Your Love (You're the Only One) (5:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 It's a Natural Affair (4:04)
  2. 2 Don't Let the Man Get You (5:10)
  3. 3 (A) Plain and Simple Love Song (5:22)
  4. 4 Are You Ready for Love (5:20)
  5. 5 I Love the Music (5:22)
  6. 6 One Man Wonderful Band (3:05)
  7. 7 If You Wanna Do a Dance (All Night) (7:07)
  8. 8 Once You Fall in Love (4:24)
  9. 9 Love Trippin' (4:09)
  10. 10 Heavy on the Sunshine (3:40)
  11. 11 Medley: Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time (5:34)
  12. 12 I Just Want to Be With You (3:25)
  13. 13 Streetwise (3:38)
  14. 14 I Just Want to Fall in Love (3:50)
  15. 15 Now That You're Mine Again (4:22)
  16. 16 Split Decision (3:30)
  17. 17 I'm Takin' You Back (3:17)
  18. 18 Pipe Dream (3:12)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Me and My Music (4:26)
  2. 2 I Found Love (When I Found You) (5:10)
  3. 3 I'm Riding Your Shadow (Down to Love) (4:14)
  4. 4 You're the Love of My Life (4:15)
  5. 5 I Must Be Living for a Broken Heart (4:54)
  6. 6 Honey, I'm in Love With You (5:44)
  7. 7 Just to Be With You (8:21)
  8. 8 You're Throwing a Good Love Away (8:37)
  9. 9 Medley: Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same (7:32)
  10. 10 Almost All the Way to Love (4:08)
  11. 11 The Winter of Our Love (3:52)
  12. 12 Be My Love (4:06)
  13. 13 Give Your Lady What She Wants (3:17)
  14. 14 Long Live Soul Music (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Spinners Primary Artist
Michael Zager Conductor
Thom Bell Conductor
Technical Credits
Roy Brown Composer
Hound Dog Taylor Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Michael Zager Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Hooker Composer
Leroy Bell Composer
Thom Bell Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Bell Composer
T.G. Conway Composer
Linda Creed Composer
Ian Devaney Composer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Casey James Composer
Joseph B. Jefferson Composer
Bill Lamb Composer
Theodore Life Composer
Jerry Love Executive Producer
Andy Morris Composer
Charles Simmons Composer
Lisa Stansfield Composer
Phil Terry Composer
Mark Marymont Liner Notes
Melvin Steals Composer
Vinnie Barrett Composer
Sherman Marshall Composer
Yvette Davis Composer
Philip T. Pugh Composer
Davis Composer
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