The Definitive Soul Collection

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There have been piles of Curtis Mayfield anthologies throughout the years -- some great ones, some decent ones, and many bad ones. This entry in Rhino's Definitive Soul Collection series is one of the best two-disc Mayfield anthologies yet released. Sticking strictly to his solo years (some discs incorporate his years with the Impressions), these two discs contain every significant charting single through 1990's "Do Be Down," as well as essential moments like "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go," "The Makings of You," "Pusherman," "Superfly," and "Future Shock." As the '70s wind down, the quality takes a considerable dip, but the drastically ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There have been piles of Curtis Mayfield anthologies throughout the years -- some great ones, some decent ones, and many bad ones. This entry in Rhino's Definitive Soul Collection series is one of the best two-disc Mayfield anthologies yet released. Sticking strictly to his solo years (some discs incorporate his years with the Impressions), these two discs contain every significant charting single through 1990's "Do Be Down," as well as essential moments like "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go," "The Makings of You," "Pusherman," "Superfly," and "Future Shock." As the '70s wind down, the quality takes a considerable dip, but the drastically underplayed "Love Me, Love Me Now" is a major exception. While the set is terrifically representative for the average casual fan, there are many more discoveries to be made throughout Mayfield's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227766122
  • Catalog Number: 77661
  • Sales rank: 45,231

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Curtis Mayfield Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer, Producer
Bunny Sigler Composer
Gil Askey Composer, Producer
Dino Fekaris Composer, Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Dave Schultz Remastering
Frankie Bleu Composer
Craig Werner Liner Notes
Dirk Silk Discographical Annotation
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