Let It Be Me

The Sweet Inspirations

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Format: 3CD

Cat No: QSMCR5201T
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Format Details:  The Atlantic Recordings 1967-1970

Release Date:  17 September 2021

Label:  Cherry Red

Packaging Type:  Fat Double (a 2.5cm thick jewel case, fits several

No of Units:  3

Barcode:  5013929090132

Genres:  Soul/R&B  

  • Description

    • Superb 3CD set featuring 66 tracks by The Sweet Inspirations cut for Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1970.
    • With nine US RnB charted singles, the set features their five original Atlantic albums alongside 12 none-album tracks.
    • A comprehensive collection from the voices behind a plethora of hitmakers including Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Wilson Pickett and many others, who were signed in their own right by Jerry Wexler.

    Including the Top five RnB and Top 20 pop hit, ‘Sweet Inspiration’, written by famed southern soul writers Linden ‘Spooner’ Oldham and Dan Penn from their first album from 1967; 1968’s ‘What The Worlds Needs Now Is Love’ and the gospel homage ‘Cissy Drinkard And The Sweet Inspirations: Songs Of Faith And Inspiration’; 1969’s ‘Sweets For My Sweet’ recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (with the title track, a revival of The Drifters’ 1961 hit) and 1970’s ‘Sweet Sweet Soul,’ which includes ‘(Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover’ a US Top 30 RnB hit that featured lead vocals by Cissy Houston.

    The set also includes eight tracks with the line up including Ann Williams who replaced Cissy Houston; produced by Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro, it was originally intended for release as an entire LP and has never been released in full until now.

    With stellar liner notes by renowned US writer/essayist Tim Dillinger including extensive quotes from Estelle Brown specifically for this re-issue, and produced by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan, with mastering by Nick Robbins and artwork by Roger Williams.

  • Tracklisting

    1. Let It Be Me
    2. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
    3. That's How Strong My Love Is
    4. I Don't Want To Go On Without You
    5. Knock On Wood
    6. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    7. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    8. Reach Out For Me
    9. Just Walk In My Shoes
    10. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    11. Here I Am (Take Me)
    12. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
    13. Blues Stay Away From Me
    14. I'm Blue
    15. Sweet Inspiration
    16. Don't Fight It
    17. Oh! What A Fool I've Been
    18. Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again
    19. I Could Leave You Alone
    20. To Love Somebody
    21. Where Did It Go
    22. You Really Didn't Mean It
    2.1. Watch The One (Who Brings You The News)
    2.2. Unchained Melody
    2.3. Alfie
    2.4. What The World Needs Now Is Love
    2.5. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
    2.6. Crying In The Rain
    2.7. Chained
    2.8. Get A Little Order
    2.9. It's Worth It All
    2.10. Let Me Be Lonely
    2.11. It's Not Easy
    2.12. Sweets For My Sweet
    2.13. Don't Go
    2.14. Always David
    2.15. But You Know I Love You (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover, (Single Version) Part 1
    2.16. But You Know I Love You (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover, (Single Version) Part 2
    2.17. Shut-Up!!!
    2.18. Give My Love To Somebody
    2.19. Two Can Play The Game
    2.20. (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover, Part 1 & 2
    2.21. Ain't Nothin' In The World
    2.22. Them Boys
    2.23. Flash In The Pan
    2.24. At Last I've Found A Love
    2.25. That's The Way My Baby Is
    3.1. I've Been Inspired To Love You
    3.2. Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
    3.3. This World
    3.4. Light Sings
    3.5. Medley: (a) Little Green Apples/(b)Think/(c)Something
    3.6. Make It Easy On Yourself
    3.7. Change Me Not
    3.8. Evidence
    3.9. Pilgrims Of Sorrow
    3.10. Down By The Riverside
    3.11. The 23rd Psalm
    3.12. Without A Doubt
    3.13. He'll Fight
    3.14. Swing Low
    3.15. I Shall Know Him
    3.16. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
    3.17. Looking On The Bright Side 18 Guide Me

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