The Emotions - Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-85

Published Sunday 8th January 2017
The Emotions - Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-85
The Emotions - Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-85

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160995-24925
LABEL: Big Break CDBBRXD0333

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If you are of a certain age you will instantly recognise the Chicago trio's "Best Of My Love", surely one of the best soul/disco recordings ever made. That classic, penned by Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White and Al McKay, is just one of a series of fine tracks on this two-CD set which traces the group's career from their early recordings for the tiny Twin Stacks label through to their hits with Stax/Volt (often produced by Isaac Hayes & David Porter) and the gems recorded with the late Maurice White. There are excellent sleevenotes on this nicely put together package and although I would have preferred one or two of their explicitly gospel tracks, there's no denying that slickly produced gems like "So I Can Love You" and "Boogie Wonderland" demonstrate that the Hutchinson sisters were a class act.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. So I Can Love You [Listen]
2. Flowers [Listen]
3. My Honey And Me [Listen]
4. Baby I'm Through [Listen]
5. From Toys To Boys [Listen]
6. Blind Alley [Listen]
7. Stealing Love [Listen]
8. The Best Part Of A Love Affair [Listen]
9. Show Me How [Listen]
10. How Can You Stop Loving Someone [Listen]
11. Special Part [Listen]
12. Love Vibes [Listen]
13. Shouting Out Love [Listen]
14. Whole Lot Of Shakin’ [Listen]
15. How’d I Know That Love Would Slip Away [Listen]
16. Walking The Line [Listen]
17. Don’t Ask My Neighbors [Listen]
18. Put A Little Love Away [Listen]
19. Where Is Your Love [Listen]
20. Key To My Heart [Listen]
21. Turn It Out [Listen]
22. Best Of My Love [Listen]
23. I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love [Listen]
24. Smile [Listen]
25. Boogie Wonderland EARTH,WIND & FIRE With THE EMOTIONS [Listen]
26. I Should Be Dancing [Listen]
27. What's The Name Of Your Love [Listen]
28. Rejoice [Listen]
29. Changes [Listen]
30. Now That I Know [Listen]
31. You're The One [Listen]
32. Miss Your Love [Listen]
33. You're The Best (M&M Mix Edit) [Listen]
34. All Night, All Right [Listen]
35. Time Is Passing By [Listen]
36. Come Into My World [Listen]
37. There'll Never Be Another Moment [Listen]
38. Are You Through With My Heart [Listen]
39. Blessed [Listen]

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