This Is Northern Soul! A Collection of 24 Tamla Motown Northern Soul, Vol. 2 is Motown's attempt to get its share of the ever-growing market of Northern soul reissues, thereby curbing the profit of potential bootleggers. These tracks are primarily for Northern soul and Motown enthusiasts only, but those craving something deeper than Motown standards would be well served at giving this compilation a try. Tammi Terrell's previously unreleased solo take of "Two Can Have a Party" is just as stellar of a performance of the song as her rendition with Marvin Gaye. Never-before-heard remasters of long-lost classics and more unreleased tracks are sure to satiate even the most rabid of soul collectors. Complete with well-written liner notes by Motown scholar Chris King, this compilation is a solid treasure chest of pure soul riches.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston