2016 three CD collection. After a two-year hiatus, Ministry's multi-million selling series returns with Anthems Soul Classics. Soul music, for it's namesake, has one characteristic like no other music genre… A pure, heartfelt warmth that shines through it's gospel routes into melodies that defined a generation. Anthems Soul Classics is the definitive collection of the biggest names and greatest sounds in soul.
Ten years after 'Time To Swing', Helmut Lotti's new album 'Soul Classics In Symphony' is dedicated to one of the most fascinating and exciting chapters in music history: classical soul music. With the release, the Belgian superstar continues the concept album series that started in 1995 with 'Helmut Lotti goes Classic'. The LP incluling the pre-singles 'My Girl' as well as several great soul classics from 'Wonderful World' to 'Easy' to 'So You Win Again', was recorded together with the Golden Symphonic Orchestra and was released on September 28, 2018.
Crème de la Crème: Philly Soul Classics and Rarities From the Vaults of Atlantic, Atco, & Warner Bros. Records 1972-1976 documents the best Philly soul singles from a label not really associated with its particular time and place, which is not to suggest that this material is remotely subpar – quite to the contrary, some of it ranks alongside the very best of acts like the O'Jays and the Spinners, even though virtually none of it came within miles of reaching the charts. Highlights include the Aristocrats' "Let's Get Together Now," Major Harris' "Loving You Is Mellow," Bettye Swann's "Kiss My Love Goodbye," Vivian Reed's "Save Your Love for Me," and Clyde Brown's "You Call Me Back."
Crème de la Crème Two: More Philly Soul Classics & Rarities from the Vaults of Atlantic, Atco and Warner Bros. Records 1970-1980 follows on its exemplary predecessor to further document the efforts of a major label conglomerate that throughout the decade rivaled Philadelphia International in terms of quantity and quality – the set digs even deeper than the first volume, assembling deep album cuts and unreleased tracks, but the music is no less impressive. Highlights include Major Harris' "Each Morning I Wake Up," Bettye Swann's "When the Game Is Played on You" and the Tom Moulton remix of Sister Sledge's "Mama Never Told Me."