Format: boxset
Artist: Various Artists
Availability: 28-05-2021
CatNo: PIR5001
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Various Artists Get On Board The Soul Train Boxset United Souls

United Souls, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, is delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records with it's eagerly anticipated release of Get On Board The Soul Train -  The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Volume 1.

 

This is the first volume in a limited edition series which covers the first eight studio albums released by the label from 1971-1973. The series, in which all albums are re-mastered from the original tapes, will map the history of Philadelphia International Records (PIR) chronologically. Housed in a stylish 48 page slip-cased book, the edition is strictly limited to 2500 copies. It also includes numbered certificate of authenticity, an exclusive 12” single and a unique poster.

 

The detailed 48 page hard cover book, including rare photographs was compiled and curated in association with PIR artists, engineers and producers, with liner notes by Tony Cummings (Author of 'The Sound of Philadelphia') and a foreword by Ralph Tee.

 

“When I listen to this music now I can close my eyes and the music brings us all back together again. Hearing this music reminds me of all the hard work and dedication our team went through to make such a longlasting catalogue, that has been embraced by the world and I’m thankful.”  - Kenny Gamble

 

“Long live the music of Gamble and Huff!” Leon Huff
 

 

The eight classic albums included in Volume 1 are:

 

Billy Paul - Going East

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - I Miss You

The O'Jays - Back Stabbers

Billy Paul - 360 Degrees of Billy Paul

Dick Jensen - Dick Jensen

The Intruders - Save the Children

MFSB - MFSB

Billy Paul - Ebony Woman

Exclusive 12” - The O'Jays – Back Stabbers / MFSB – Back Stabbers

Billy Paul - Going East
 
1.  East   [06:21] 
2.  (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?   [02:42] 
3.  This Is Your Life   [04:16]
4.  Jesus Boy (You Only Look Like A Man)   [04:17]
5.  Magic Carpet Ride   [05:19] 
6.  I Wish It Were Yesterday   [03:50] 
7.  Compared To What   [05:20] 
8.  Love Buddies   [03:39] 
9.  There's A Small Hotel   [04:27]
 
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - I Miss You
 
1.  I Miss You   [08:36]
2.  Ebony Woman   [03:40] 
3.  Yesterday I Had the Blues   [07:32]
4.  If You Don't Know Me By Now   [03:26]
5.  Be For Real   [07:29] 
6.  Let Me Into Your World   [02:40] 
7.  Let It Be You   [03:32]
 
The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
 
1.  When the World's at Peace   [05:18] 
2.  Back Stabbers   [03:06]
3.  Who Am I   [05:11] 
4.  (They Call Me) Mr. Lucky   [03:19]
5.  Time To Get Down   [02:52] 
6.  992 Arguments   [06:06] 
7.  Listen To The Clock On The Wall   [03:46]
8.  Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People   [03:36]
9.  Sunshine   [03:42] 10.  Love Train   [02:58]
 
Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul 
 
1.  Brown Baby   [04:36] 
2.  I'm Just a Prisoner   [08:05] 
3.  It's Too Late   [04:33]
4.  Me and Mrs. Jones   [04:45]
5.  Am I Black Enough for You?   [05:18] 
6.  Let's Stay Together   [06:27] 
7.  Your Song   [06:32] 
8.  I'm Gonna Make It This Time   [04:24]
 
Dick Jensen - Dick Jensen 
 
1.  A Penny for Your Thoughts   [03:02]
2.  I Don't Want to Cry   [02:49] 
3.  Three Cheers to Love   [03:27] 
4.  Fat Mama   [02:14] 
5.  New York City's a Lonely Town   [03:07] 
6.  32nd Street   [02:59] 
7.  Going Up On The Mountain   [02:53] 
8.  Peace of Mind   [02:47] 
9.  Shall We Gather by the Water   [02:32] 
10. Tamika (Come Back Later)   [02:57]
 
The Intruders - Save The Children 
 
1.  Save the Children   [06:58] 
2.  Mother and Child Reunion   [04:04] 
3.  I Wanna Know Your Name   [05:50]
4.  To Be Happy Is the Real Thing   [03:28]
5.  I'll Always Love My Mama   [06:37]
6.  Memories Are Here to Stay   [03:15]
7.  Teardrops   [05:07] 
8.  Hang On In There   [03:21]
 
MFSB - MFSB 
 
1.  Freddie's Dead   [07:09] 
2.  Family Affair   [04:21] 
3.  Something For Nothing   [03:00] 
4.  Back Stabbers   [06:30] 
5.  Lay In Low   [03:44]
6.  Poinciana   [05:57]
 
Billy Paul - Ebony Woman
 
1.  Ebony Woman   [02:50]
2.  Mrs. Robinson   [04:30] 
3.  The Windmills Of Your Mind   [08:00] 
4.  Everyday People   [03:55] 
5.  Let's Fall In Love All Over Again   [03:50] 
6.  Windy   [03:50]
7.  Psychedelic Sally   [02:58] 
8.  Traces   [04:01]
9.  Proud Mary   [02:23]
 
Bonus 12"
 
A
1.  The O'Jays - Back Stabbers   [03:07]
 
B
1.  MFSB - Back Stabbers   [04:53]