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S.O.S.: Save Our Soul ( Amazon Exclusive with Bonus Track )

Marc BroussardAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (June 26, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000QG512A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,156 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Met Your Match
2. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
3. Harry Hippie
4. Let The Music Get Down In Your Soul
5. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
6. Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)
7. Love And Happiness
8. I've Been Loving You Too Long
9. Respect Yourself
10. Yes We Can, Can
11. Come In From The Cold
12. Bring It On Home To Me ( Amazon Exclusive Bonus Track)

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It's difficult to fault Marc Broussard's intentions in releasing this collection of mostly covers as the follow-up to his 2004 breakthrough Carencro. He's intent on showing his roots in the uplifting soul music that he clearly loves. However, it's too early in his nascent career to be going the Rod Stewart route. Broussard's committed, grainy voice works well with these R&B standards and obscurities, even if the arrangements generally stick close to the originals. Yet he can't help but come up short singing timeless classics such as Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long," and Al Green's "Love and Happiness." Broussard is more convincing uncovering hidden nuggets such as Bobby Womack's slow dance "Harry Hippie," Rance Allen's gospelized "Let the Music Get Down in Your Soul," and the frisky funk of Stevie Wonder's "You Met Your Match." He also dusts off Blood, Sweat & Tears' "I Love You More than You'll Ever Know," sweating out the tune's inherent soulfulness. Toby Lightman swings into Tammi Terrell's part for a peppy, finger-snapping take on the sweet Gaye/Terrell duet "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You." Not surprisingly, Broussard's sturdy self-penned ballad "Come in from the Cold" pales somewhat in this heady company. It does, however, show his songwriting abilities haven't diminished, even if he apparently needs more time to compose another album's worth of his own material. --Hal Horowitz

Product Description

This follow-up to Marc's acclaimed debut Carencro features Broussard's
staggeringly soulful voice on classic songs by: Allen Toussaint, Bobby
Womack, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and more...Plus 1
new tune penned by Broussard that closes the set with a soul intensity on
par with the company of its keeping.

AMAZON EXCLUSIVE - If you purchase this album here, it comes with a bonus
track of Marc covering "Bring It On Home To Me" originally by Sam Cooke.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc keeps on giving us his best July 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you are like me, you have been waiting and waiting for Marc to release more of his smooth sounding music. It is nice to say that the wait is over and boy has it been worth the wait!! I must admit that I am not too familiar with the originals that he has covered, so this album plays like new material to me. Every song on the CD sounds great and there is a nice flow to the songs he has covered. Marc's voice is perfect to sing songs like this, and Ms. Toby Lightman does an excellent job with her material. Their duet together is a highlight on a disc that is full of highlights. If you are a fan of Marc Broussard and are wondering if you should if you should add this to your collection, or you are looking for an introduction to a new artist and are wondering if you should try this, do yourself a favor and GET THIS ALBUM!! Marc has said that he will be releasing a CD of original material in the near future, but this album will definitely tide you over until then.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful and Timeless July 29, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Marc Broussard has a soulful voice that matches all of the songs on his latest release "S.O.S.: Save Our Soul". I love listening to these classics being sung by one of the most talented artists of today. His raspy and gritty voice is wonderful as he portrays the struggles and hope in every song he sings. My favorite tracks off the album include "You Met Your Match", "Let the Music Get Down In Your Soul", and "Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)". This album never gets old, and captures my emotions everytime I listen to it. It's a must have for all music lovers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! October 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Marc Broussard... WOW!!! What a voice! I am grateful that someone gave me this CD. I haven't heard such an outstanding voice in a long time. Thanks for sharing your passion for soul music with the rest of us. It's hard to fault someone for dipping into the treasures from the past, even when sticking close to the original when they can sing like this young man. This album does not disappoint!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good album. September 28, 2007
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I love Marc Broussard's voice, and I love what he does with embracing this great music genre. I enjoy this album a lot. My only minor complaint is that, the energy of the songs seem to be restrained just a bit. The songs (and I) beg for more instrumental playing and unrestrained energy. I heard Marc on the radio live at the Xponential concert (from radio station WXPN in Philadelphia), and the band was great and his voice was powerful and the songs really kicked. I wish this album would have captured some of that raw energy, which is obviously lying beneath the surface. But that being said, I still enjoy this album and recommend it for anyone who enjoys R & B soul.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Man August 1, 2009
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Excellent CD! This guy can really sing. I was worried I might be bored by some of the really familiar songs on here, but Marc does well by all of them. He needs to put out a live CD...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Old School Soul from awesome singer July 30, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Marc Broussard's got the best voice in blue eyed soul alive right now. He's what Taylor Hicks is only posing for. Marc's Carenco disc is in my top ten discs and I own over 1400 - it's a stellar collection of originals without a bad song on it. That said, this is a disc that really didn't need to be made other than it's always good to keep these classics in the cannon of great american songs and it's nice to hear some lesser known, but solid songs get a second chance. While I love Marc's deep throaty growl and his raspy falsetto, he only matches the originals at best not really adding anything new. Like seeing a really great R&B band in a bar, it takes no effort to love these songs but they fall short of amazing me like his earlier two studio discs did. Worth owning for sure just for his voice but I'm patiently waiting for a new batch of originals.

An added bonus is Toby Lightman on duet and back-up - also one of the best voices of her generation. She's got all the soulful subtlety and nuance that Joss Stone Lacks, but it would have been nice to hear her belt out something better than Tammy Terrell.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc is the Best! July 10, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Ever since my sister lent me her CD and I saw Marc Broussard in concert. I have been in love (some would say obsessed.) Carencro is a great album and I have listened to it thousands of times. It seems like we have been waiting for years for his next album and I couldn't be more excited that it is finally here. I am in love again. My favorite track is Harry Hippie and I don't know why, just do. The CDs are great, but if you haven't seen him live, run, run, run to catch him on one of his tour dates. It is an amazing experience that even if you have never heard his music before, you will enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Marc More of Marc Please August 2, 2007
By Alydar
Format:Audio CD
Great soulful soulfelt covers but Marc every since I heard you do "Back in Your Arms Again" on a Bruce Springsteen covers compilation CD, I crave for your "voice" and your uniqueness. This CD is great but I have most of the originals and still play them on my old record player through my Fender Super Reverb amp in the basement with far too many beer stains on the top of the amp. The originals are priceless and now I want you to start delivering some of your own originals again ..... you see, covers are great but the real soul is in the heart of the writer of the song. Except for "Back in Your Arms Again" - don't tell the "Boss" but you blew him alway on that song and arrangement. Now, get back on the road and get back on the penning and your unique soulfulness will shine through again. I'LL WAIT.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars heard much better renditions
I like Marc seen him a couple of times in concert. I was disappointed with this cd, it didn't excite me to listen to it again, ... it now reside in my glove compartment
Published 4 months ago by vito
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
I would buy this cd a millions times over. Great quality product at an equally great price. Would definitely recommend.
Published 7 months ago by Heather Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Marc Broussard Music
I had this C.D. at one time, and a friend of mine help herself to borrow it, and never returned it. She also love's this C.D. I look in every store for this C.D. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jo Nell Credeur
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, but not as good as Carencro or Keep Coming Back
This is vintage Marc Broussard and I thought it was OK but nowhere near as good as Carencro or Keep Coming Back, those are the two best albums/discs I've ever heard. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Christine Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Album
Marc Broussard really isn't that well known, but this is one album you must have.
If you like Michael McDonald, or other motown style artists, then you will most likely enjoy... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Andrew Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Same old Marc Broussard
Marc Broussard is incredible. From his Southern Louisiana roots to his exploration of rhythm and blues, I couldn't be happier about this artist. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Greg F.
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
I love this CD by Marc. He's soulful, smooth and just plain fantastic! The songs on this album range from fun to get your groove on to everything in between! Read more
Published on May 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Marc is amazing
Marc Broussard is a soulful singer songwriter that touches, inspirers and moves me when I hear him sing. I never get tired of listening to any of his music. Read more
Published on December 29, 2011 by Lisa J. Blanchard
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album!
This album is incredible! A very good accumulation by one of the best blues/soul singers of our time. Read more
Published on September 25, 2011 by Meggy Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars this hometown boy can sing!!!!!
if you want to hear some great r&b with some funk mixed in, grab this cd, being from near his hometown, i can commend this guy on his music and especially his remakes! Read more
Published on February 12, 2010 by Paul J. Broussard Jr.
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Album photo, why covers?
Jesus...

Yeah, like Kimmy said - be marketable, be sure to NOT be yourself. Shave the facial hair that you want on your face so the kids don't think you're over 20 years old, and for God's sake don't have a cover photo that's a throwback to your influences...do something photoshopped, perhaps... Read More
Jul 7, 2007 by charlieheston |  See all 3 posts
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