Get On Board The Soul Train: The Sound of Philadelphia Vol 1 / 8CD+12-inch box set

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Release Date: 28 May 2021

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8CD box set with bonus 12-inch • Remastered albums • 50th anniversary • Strictly limited to 2500 copies

United Souls, in conjunction with Sony Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records with and eight-CD box set: 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. This series will offer all album re-mastered from the original tapes and will map the history of Philadelphia International Records chronologically.

The eight classic albums included in Volume 1 comprise: 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 and Billy Paul: Ebony Woman.

The eight CDs come housed in a 48-page slipcased book which includes sleeve notes by Tony Cummings (author of The Sound of Philadelphia) and a foreword by Ralph Tee. The large format packaging includes an exclusive bonus 12-inch single and a poster and certificate of authenticity.

This edition is strictly limited to 2500 copies and will be released on 28 May 2021.

 

CD 1: 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]

CD 2: 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]

CD 3: 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]

CD 4: 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]

CD 5: 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]

CD 6: 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]

CD 7: 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]

CD 8: 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]
  7. Traces [04:01] 9.  Proud Mary   [02:23]

Bonus 12"

A-side: Back Stabbers   [03:07]
B-side: Back Stabbers   [04:53

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