In the early days of the CD age, Motown released an astonishing number of CDs, including a whole line of single-disc sets that contained two original records on one CD. Motown's initial CD two-fers were criticized in many quarters for shoddy, unattractive packaging and indifferent remastering, but less discriminating consumers found them perfectly acceptable, since they offered a lot of music at a reasonable price. By the mid-'90s, Motown eventually phased these discs out of print, replacing them with remastered individual discs, but some of the records never were re-released on CD, which made this series valuable for Motown collectors. By the early '80s, Motown had acquired the rights to Hi Records, which meant they were able to release Al Green's Let's Stay Together and I'm Still in Love with You on one CD. Since both albums share a similar mood, they make for an excellent two-fer. The Right Stuff later issued these albums individually with better packaging and sound, yet this remains a good bargain.
Let's Stay Together/I'm Still in Love with You Review
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine