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Originally known as The Triumphs and later, The Mascots, The O'Jays would emerge at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with Back Stabbers in 1972. That breakthrough hit joins a set balanced by well-known singles from their artistic zenith and LP-only cuts, including Love Train; I Love Music; Put Your Hands Together; For the Love of Money; Give the People What They Want; Time to Get Down; Livin' for the Weekend , and more.
|Audio CD Release Date:
||April 10, 2001|
|Number Of Discs:
||Original recording remastered|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 45 reviews|
|1. ||I Love Music|
|2. ||Back Stabbers|
|3. ||Love Train|
|4. ||Put Your Hands Together|
|5. ||992 Arguments|
|6. ||When The World's At Peace|
|7. ||For The Love Of Money|
|8. ||Give The People What They Want|
|10. ||Time To Get Down|
|12. ||You Got Your Hooks In Me|
|13. ||Let Me Make Love To You|
|14. ||Stairway To Heaven|
|15. ||Family Reunion|
|16. ||Livin' For The Weekend|
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23 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Why don't they have a complet box set?Aug 07, 2005
By Justin Dippel
This CD is terrific. Every song on here is a classic. I only gave it 4 stars because it's missing too many hits. Why doesn't one of the most original groups to come out of the 70's have an extensive box set? Amazon has one listed that is from England I think, but it is missing way to many songs. And why haven't their albums been remastered and rereleased the way that they did Earth, Wind & Fire albums? Weren't The O'Jays just as good and deserving? I realize these guys have about 10 different greatest hits and were on more than 1 label, but come on, it's 2005 and we, the fans of The O'Jays, demand a complete box set.
15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Every song a classicOct 13, 2002
By Cory D. Slipman
This CD is an outstanding compilation of most of the O'Jays greatest hits. Digitally remastered, it brings back feelings of admiration for the soulful and melodic Philadelphia style that was the calling card of the group. Fronted by the resounding lead vocals of Eddie Levert and backed up instrumentally by MFSB, the group was in the forefront of R&B in the 70's and 80's. This collection of tunes is a fantastic representation of the great brand of both funky music and love ballads of that era.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Fabulous!Aug 07, 2003
By Gayle L. Edmond
"Diverse Music Lover"
I started listening to the O'Jays when I was in high school. My stepfather was a big fan. I loved the sound of MFSB and the songs always had a message. My stepfather liked the gospel flavor. This is one of the best "greatest hits" CD's I've found. There is no "filler" song that wasn't a hit. And the messages still hold true today. I loaned it to my stepfather and now he won't return it! "Love Train" is one of my very favorite songs. I highly recommend this CD to all O'Jays fans.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Awesome! Best single-disc O'Jays compilation!Jul 24, 2002
By Matt Walsh
Aside from collecting the individual albums, you can't do any better than this CD! It contains an amazing slew of tracks from their most prolific period. The sound quality is excellent and it bypasses single edits for the full-length album versions, most notably the stellar 7 1/2 minute complete version of "For the Love of Money."
Every track is superb (with the exception of the relentlessly dumb Family Reunion, but lots of people like that and you might too). The only disadvantage is that it stops after the "Family Reunion" album, so some decent later hits (Use Ta Be My Girl, Forever Mine) are missing, but you can get the "Best of 1974-1980" if you need those tracks, and they are nowhere near as essential as most of the tracks on this CD.
Honestly, this is the one to get!
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Only the BIG hitsFeb 04, 2005
This is a nice collection of the group's recordings from 1972 thru 1975 on Philadelphia International Records, all sung by original members Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and William Powell. It may be "Ultimate", but it is not extensive or complete.
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