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  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B006CT4AKY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Andre M. on June 5, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is not one of the better collections of Dr. King's speeches, as these are minor excerpts that are far too short. I would recommed "The Great March To Freedom" (1963 Detroit speech, full of barbed humor and excellent points), "The Great matrch on Washington" (entire Dream Speech), "Free At Last" (Mountaintop Speech) and best of all, the "A Call To Conscience" CDs that have all of the above and then some. Also, the breif but powerful Birmingham excerpt from "Sing For Freedom."
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Rohan on August 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD, and was very excited BEFORE I got the CD. AFter I heard it, my excitement had dwindeled. If you are planning to buy this CD remember that this only has excerpts from his speaches, meaning that except for 3 of the tracks the majority of the tracks are only about 30sec long. I bought this with the intention that I would be able to hear the whole speach and not just a few seconds of it. If you want the whole speach, do not buy this CD, if you are happy with sound bitz then this is a winner. As for me when I purchased this CD I expected to get some meat--insted I had to settle for a mear appettizer. With the awsome speaches Dr. King spoke, what a pitty to put out a cd that does not do him justice.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
i couldnt wait to hear this because i love the mans voice hiscadence the power of his speech and the beauty of his message-- my fave speech was always the one he so prophetically made the day b4 his untimely and devastating murder--the one where he says i may not be there with ya --i have been to the mountaintop--etc---- i was devastated and appalled at the snippet of this speech which left out the best parts ! we do not hear him say i may not be there with ya-- we basically hear two sentences ! which totally leaves out the miraculous part- who put this thing together ? or who took it apart ? -- shame on you whoever you are ---very very strange indeed --not to mention outrageously disappointing --
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By S. Harrison on January 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was very excited to get this CD home but to my disappointment, some of the tracks were just the very famous MLK. Jr. quote or key on-liners taken out of context from speeches that we really need to know more about. We need to hear more of these speeches just to understand the significance and the strength of King's words and the content of which they came from.
However, although most of these speeches are abruptions, King's voice alone does wonders for the soul. At least the "I Have A Dream Speach" is given to us in it's entirity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronald M. Mazak on January 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a fantastic collection of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaches. For instance, in his second speech about police brutality, we hear, "William Cullen Bryant is right,'truth crushed to earth will rise again'. The Bible is right,'You shall reap what you sow." That is just one sample of this collection that is a "must have." Also included is the speach of the century,"I have a dream." You will want to listen to these speaches over and over. I would have to say that Martin Luther King, Jr. is my favorite preacher and speaker. His eloquence and passion for what is right before God is clear and evident and he does not mince words. He tells it just as it is and how to fix it. If it were not for his influence, the civil rights to all Americans would have taken so much longer and that would have been a severe injustice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Very little substance. You can't get "into" the speeches because the excerpts are more like sound bites. Look for a better deal.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Gray on March 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Even at $6.99 this CD is over priced. With the exception of "Address to the American Jewish Committee" and Dr. King's Entrance into Civil Rights Movement", all that is provided are very minimal sound bites. The "I have a Dream Speech" only includes the final culmination of his address. In order to appreciate Dr. King as an orator, his speeches must be heard from the absolute beginning to the end. What made the I have a Dream Speech so great was the way that Dr. King located his groove and began to flow into his spiritual roots. I was greatly disappointed by this collection.
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By Debra Perry on September 5, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
These excerpts gave me an opportunity to zero-in on the important parts of Dr. King's speeches and the words are powerful and in my eyes are still relevant in today's society. May his dream live on in the hearts and mind of the generations. After hearing the excerpts -- I wanted to hear more.
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