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Essential Collection Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 6, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: MUSIC CLUB DELUXE
  • ASIN: B006W33T70
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,651 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Back In Stride
2. Before I Let Go
3. Joy and Pain
4. Golden Time of Day
5. Look at California
6. We Are One
7. Happy Feeling's [Live]
8. Southern Girl
9. I Wanna Thank You
10. Lady of Magic
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Too Many Games
2. Running Away
3. Feel That You're Feelin'
4. Color Blind
5. Love Is the Key
6. Lovely Inspiration
7. I Wanna Be With You
8. Can't Get Over You
9. Silky Soul
10. Twilight
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Editorial Reviews

UK two CD collection from the Soul/R&B greats. Led by the incredibly prolific Frankie Beverly, this fine retrospective easily illuminates just why Maze has shown the kind of staying power to remain active as a dynamic live act. Maze hasn't released a new album in 18 years but this collection showcases 24 R&B grooves, including 'Golden Time Of Day', 'Back In Stride', 'We Are One', 'Too Many Games' and the timeless 'Joy And Pain'. Music Club Deluxe.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Warren M. Lankford on July 13, 2013
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I've been a fan of Frankie Beverly and Maze since they came on the scene in the 1970s. This package is, I think, the most complete one of their hits. It's special to have a long career with a sound that's all your own, and they are blessed to have that, mainly because of the distinctive and soulful vocals of Frankie Beverly. Considering their greatness, it's a travesty that they haven't had the opportunity to release new material in 20+ years, but their fan base remains loyal. Featuring "Happy Fellings", "Back In Stride Again" "Joy and Pain", and "Southern Girl" along with many other great hits, it's a must buy and again the best buy for any fan wanting a single CD to cover the range of their music
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Chisolm on January 22, 2014
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Great. The best Frankie Beverly and Maze collection hands down. You can't go wrong from the beginning to end. Good music.
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For me, this 2-CD collection of Maze songs was a pure soul revelation. I'm a huge fan of soul music, particularly the stuff from what I consider the "golden era" of soul music, the early 1960s through the mid 1970s. Maybe because of that personal cutoff date, I never heard many songs by Maze back when they were having hits on the R&B charts. They released their first album in 1977 and by that time my musical interests were straying in other directions. Which is a shame, because I realize now that I missed out on some great music that this group made in the late '70s and throughout the 1980s.

What triggered my rediscovery of Frankie Beverly and Maze was hearing the song "Color Blind" on a compilation album last year. It was a tremendous song with a deep funky groove. After being struck by that song I wanted to hear more so I looked into getting a compilation by this group. As you can see, scrolling through the selections on Amazon, there are plenty of "Hits" and "Best Of" collections available. I chose this one because it's a 2-CD set with what looked like a good selection of songs, plus it had "Color Blind" on it, a tune that wasn't found on many other collections.

Anyway, after finally hearing more songs by this group, I am truly blown away. Frankie Beverly is obviously a talented singer, but the songs are the group's real strength, and the ones on these two discs are all keepers. From ballads to silky soul and funkier numbers, plus some impressive instrumental excursions, this group truly excels at delivering the goods. I hear an Isley Brothers influence in many songs, and bits of Philly Soul and Motown in some of the other tracks. But when all is played and sung, Maze simply sounds like Maze. After all those "lost years" I'm thrilled that I have belatedly discovered their music. This is first-class soul/R&B music, without a doubt!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C S on September 21, 2014
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Love, love, love this collection! Amazingly enough I have only become a Maze fan in the last few years. I was looking for a collection that had all of their hits and this is it. I highly recommend it to any Maze fan, old or new.
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By Cynthia Warren on February 15, 2014
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Enjoy the cd, I only play the songs I'm familiar with, so it serves it purpose, I'm going to have to make a cd, since I have ordered so many cd's from amazon.
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