Various Artists

Absolute Body and Soul

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Absolute Body and Soul is a collection of contemporary urban soul recordings that benefits from the licensing power of its benefactor, Time Life. The weak moments are few and far between, which is an accomplishment in a genre that often favors style over substance. From mega-hits (Usher's 1997 steam bath "My Way," Alicia Keys' "A Woman's Worth") to lesser-known gems (Angie Stone's "Brotha," the underrated Joe's "I Wanna Know"), Absolute Body and Soul is entertaining all the way through, and has sensuality to spare. This release also includes extensive liner notes that include artist photos and chart information.

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