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Most Beautiful Soul Album on Earth

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Most Beautiful Soul Album on Earth Review

by Andrew Hamilton

A grandiose forty-song collection, Alex Records boasts that this is the most beautiful soul album on earth. That may be debatable, but quibbling with the selections is a losing argument, as this set is overflowing with great soul tunes. These ballads come from all angles of soul, including Smokey Robinson, the Isley Brothers, Rose Royce, Al Green, Champaign, Luther Vandross, Mary J. Blige, the Three Degrees, and many others. It's perfect for the shuffle play mode on CD players, and for music lovers who like songs the way they remember them from the radio (no song rolls over five minutes, not even Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing").

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Seal 04:48 Amazon
2 Randy Crawford 03:40 Amazon
3 R. Kelly 04:43 Amazon
4 Tina Turner 04:14 Amazon
5 Barry White 03:46 Amazon
6 Aretha Franklin 02:45 Amazon
7 Lighthouse Family 03:44 Amazon
8 Oleta Adams 04:35 Amazon
9 Dina Carroll 03:45 Amazon
10 Teddy Pendergrass 03:43 Amazon
11 Luther Vandross 04:21 Amazon
12 Conner Reeves 04:02 Amazon
13 Mary J. Blige 04:30 Amazon
14 Diana Ross 04:11 Amazon
15 Patrice Rushen 04:03 Amazon
16 Smokey Robinson 03:56 Amazon
17 Bill Withers 03:59 Amazon
18 Billy Ocean 03:52 Amazon
19 Rose Royce 03:50 Amazon
20 Otis Redding 02:53 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Marvin Gaye 04:05 Amazon
2 Terence Trent D'Arby 04:35 Amazon
3 Gabrielle 04:01 Amazon
4 Damage 03:46 Amazon
5 Des'ree 03:54 Amazon
6 Earth, Wind & Fire 03:47 Amazon
7 Champaign 03:36 Amazon
8 The Isley Brothers 03:48 Amazon
9 The Stylistics 03:47 Amazon
10 The Three Degrees 03:59 Amazon
11 Peabo Bryson / Roberta Flack 03:30 Amazon
12 Gregory Abbott 04:01 Amazon
13 Joyce Sims 03:45 Amazon
14 Jermaine Jackson 05:37 Amazon
15 Stephanie Mills 03:24 Amazon
16 The Detroit Spinners 04:11 Amazon
17
Soul II Soul 03:28 Amazon
18 Dionne Warwick 04:14 Amazon
19 Al Green 02:50 Amazon
20 Curtis Mayfield 04:15 Amazon
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