S.O.U.L. is a ten-track overview of the Three Degrees' releases for the Philadelphia International label. It's no substitute for a proper anthology, such as the more thorough The Best of the Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again (released on Epic/Legacy in 1996 and reissued a few years later). "T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)," "When Will I See You Again," and "I Didn't Know" account for all of the group's Top Ten R&B hits from this era, and there are other essentials, including "Lonelier Are Fools," "Dirty Ol' Man," and their featured appearance on MFSB's disco anthem "Love Is the Message."
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman