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Various Artists - NOW Presents… Classic Soul [Boxset]


  • £84.15

Format: Boxset
Catalogue No.: LPNBX5
Barcode: 0196588205019
Release Date: 22 Sep 2023
Genre: Soul

NOW Music is pleased to announce NOW Presents…Classic Soul, a stunning 5LP boxset of 85 of the greatest 60s & 70s Soul tracks ever... Out September 22nd!

LP1 opens with ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ from the “Queen of Soul”- Aretha Franklin, the peerless ‘Walk On By’ from Dionne Warwick and followed by massive hits from Marvin Gaye with the #1 ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Was Made To Love Her’, plus classic tracks from The Temptations and Otis Redding. Flip to the other side for legendary groups – The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Marvelettes, The Velvelettes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.

LP2 begins with the powerhouse vocals of Tina Turner (with Ike) on ‘River Deep, Mountain High’. Top tracks from the Jackson 5 & the Four Tops give way to a run of Northern Soul classics from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with ‘The Night’, ‘Tainted Love’ from Gloria Jones, Frank Wilson’s legendary ‘Do I Love You’, and ‘Green Onions’ from Booker T. & The M.G.'s. Side 2 begins with the superb vocals of Ben E. King with ‘Stand By Me’ and Percy Sledge with ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’. Another Otis Redding classic alongside the genius of both James Brown and Nina Simone brings this LP to a close.

The A-Side of LP3 kicks off with the signature smash from Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’ before the first UK #1 for the Motown label from The Supremes with ‘Baby Love’, and there’s still room for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Drifters, and another #1 from Freda Payne. Side B begins with one of the most iconic and funky baselines ever on ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone’ from The Temptations and the classic grooves ‘Move On Up’ from Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes’ ‘Theme from “Shaft”’, the emphatic ‘War’ from Edwin Starr and the cool sophistication of ‘California Soul’ from Marlena Shaw lead to the closing track ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’ from The Spinners.

LP4 begins with a run of beloved tracks from iconic artists opening with the politically charged masterpiece ‘What’s Going On’ from Marvin Gaye, followed by Al Green, Bill Withers and Billy Paul, plus The Stylistics and The Delfonics to add to the selection of celebrated groups on this release. The second side begins with the exceptional ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ from Roberta Flack, before the stunning vocals of Minnie Riperton’s ‘Lovin’ You’ and Deniece Williams, The Three Degrees and Gladys Knight. The Jackson 5 bring this disc to a close with their timeless ballad ‘I’ll Be There’.

LP5 contains a run of 1970s favourites beginning with ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ from Diana Ross and ‘You're The First, The Last, My Everything’ from Barry White. ‘Fantasy’ from Earth, Wind & Fire, ‘Summer Breeze, Pt. 1’ from The Isley Brothers and ‘Love Train’ from The O’Jays all feature before the Commodores kick off the final side with ‘Three Times A Lady’. Rose Royce, Peaches & Herb and a second selection from Gladys Knight & The Pips feature along with George Benson, before the “Prince of Soul” Marvin Gaye brings this essential collection home with ‘Let’s Get It On’.

85 tracks across 5 stunning LPs, NOW Presents Classic Soul... Out September 22nd!

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her
The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
The Temptations - My Girl
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) the Dock Of The Bay
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted

The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
The Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
Sam & Dave - Soul Man
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour

Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Night
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions

Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Mary Wells - My Guy
Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy
James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Nina Simone - Feeling Good

Aretha Franklin – Respect
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Toys - A Lover's Concerto
The Drifters - On Broadway
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain
Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart

The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Isaac Hayes - Theme From "Shaft"
Edwin Starr – War
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got, Part 1
The Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New (Let's Put It All Together Version)
The Delfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together

Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
Deniece Williams - Free
The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
The Floaters - Float On
Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1
The Tymes - Ms. Grace
The O'Jays - Love Train
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Don't Leave Me This Way

Commodores - Three Times A Lady
Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
Peaches & Herb - Reunited
Heatwave - Always And Forever
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
George Benson - The Greatest Love Of All
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It ON

More From This Artist: Ann Peebles Aretha Franklin Arthur Conley Barrett Strong Barry White Ben E. King Bill Withers Billy Paul Booker T. & The M.G.'s Brook Benton Commodores Curtis Mayfield Deniece Williams Diana Ross Dinah Washington Dionne Warwick Earth Wind & Fire Eddie Floyd Edwin Starr Erma Franklin Fontella Bass Four Tops Frank Wilson Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Freda Payne George Benson George McCrae Gladys Knight & The Pips Gloria Jones Green Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Heatwave Ike & Tina Turner Isaac Hayes Jackson 5 James Brown Jimmy Ruffin Marlena Shaw Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Marvin Gaye Mary Wells Minnie Riperton Nina Simone Otis Redding Peaches & Herb Percy Sledge Roberta Flack Rose Royce Sam & Dave Sly & The Family Stone Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Stevie Wonder The Delfonics The Drifters The Floaters The Isley Brothers The Marvelettes The O'Jays The Ronettes The Spinners The Stylistics The Supremes The Temptations The Three Degrees The Toys The Tymes The Velvelettes Timmy Thomas William DeVaughn Wilson Pickett

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