- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Highlights include the long versions of "For The Love Of You" by the Isley Brothers, "Reasons" by David Ruffin and "Meet Me On The Moon" by Phyllis Hyman.
Collectables' somewhat generically titled Soul Classics series actually focuses on the romantic side of style, gathering soulful love songs from the '70s. Soul Classics, Vol. 1 features the Isley Brothers' "For the Love of You," the Intruders' "I Wanna Know Your Name," and David Ruffin's "Statue of a Fool" among the highlights of its eight selections. Though each of the album's cuts, which include work by Phyllis Hyman, Earth, Wind & Fire, and the O'Jays, is solid, the collection's overall length is too short to recommend it to anyone but the most casual fans of classic soul. ~ Heather Phares