- Audio CD (June 5, 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Time Life Records
- ASIN: B00005K9LT
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,463 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Hey Love, Vol. 1 Original recording remastered
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This is great stuff: more mellow and subdued than Motown and more sophisticated than Stax. This is the heavily orchestrated hybrid that blossomed in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the mid-60s and now enjoys a substantial cult following in England as "Northern Soul". It deserves a reappraisal here.
This collection gathers 20 of the best examples of the genre from 1965-1971 (with Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" the earliest track and the Chi-Lites' "Have You Seen Her" the latest). The selection which features obvious hits like "Yes I'm Ready", "Stay in My Corner" and the Chi-Lites hit along with wonderful obscurities like "Count to Ten" (a track almost impossible to find anywhere else) and Brenda and the Tabulations "The Touch of You" is impeccable. These choices capture what Northern Soul was all about from the glory of love and heartbreak to shimmering harmonies and adventurous orchestration. The sequencing also comes close to perfection.
The only area where the set fails is in its presentation. The sound is not all it could be with occasionally indifferent remastering. Some songs in fact (Barbara Mason and Brenda and the Tabulations) sound like needle drops (recordings made from an LP record instead of session tapes). Given the scarcity of the Mason tracks on CD these days even this is forgivable. It's a relief just to have them. Nonetheless, don't be disappointed if the sound is not up to some other soul reissues you've bought in recent years.
Equally problematic is the lack of liner information.Read more ›
This album is packed with different artists from that era with their hit songs from the 60s and 70s. This album just makes one daydream and bring up old memories of flames you had or girls you perhaps once fancied. This album always makes the romantic imagination take off and often brings me back to school dances in middle school dancing with that cute girl.
This is when music was still wholesome and innocent and therefore should be cherished. It's timeless. I highly recommend this album to anyone. If you don't like it you can always give it to someone who grew up in that time who would cherish it. Equally as lovely is volume 2.
come on now...we talkin bout being grown now! i mean 'fareal grown' not 'radio-friendly-grown'...your local radio stations aint never gonna play any of these songs because they mind-set jus aint where it oughtta be...like the commercial useta say, "you gotta go out and get your own!"...they dont make this stuff no more or anything like it! i'm talkin about sittin up playin cards drinkin brown libations grown...the party's over it's time for yall to go grown...baby i love you will you marry me grown...
aint no videos for fareal grown music!!
you have to have an imagination and the willingness to use it to best enjoy the music provided here...
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this was what I was looking for and it sounded great can't stop listening.Published 4 months ago by Ricardo F.
THIS WAS THE MOST AMAZING CD THAT I HAVE PURCHASED IN A LONG TIME. FOR THE IDEAL MUSIC LOVERS THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE THAT HAS TO BE ADDED TO YOUR COLLECTION. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by PENGUIN PUG
This item is a classic. My wife has been wanting this for a while & finally someone had it. You can find it's original commercial on YouTube & it plays throughout the movie "house... Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by Alex
There is no other composition of music that brings back the memories of my high school years like the 'Hey Love' Collection Vol 1 and 2. Read morePublished on October 31, 2004 by S. Howard
This is just as good (musically) as "Hey Love..." volume two, but the sound quality on the songs by Barbara Mason, Brenda & The Tabulations, Frankie & The... Read morePublished on July 28, 2003 by Justo Roteta