Price: £84.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Various Artists
Availability: 19-11-2021
CatNo: PIR5002
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Various Artists Satisfaction Guaranteed Boxset United Souls
United Souls, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, is delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records with Satisfaction Guaranteed - The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Volume 2.
 
Following on from the huge acclaim for the first volume - Get On Board The Soul Train - the second volume in this highly sought after limited edition series covers eight albums released by the label during one of its vital and most productive years, 1973.
 
Featuring albums from Billy Paul, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Three Degrees, The Intruders, Spiritual Concept as well as one of the most successful O’Jays’ titles, Ship Ahoy, this collection showcases a label on a meteoric rise to capture the soul of a nation.  
 
The series, in which all albums are re-mastered from the original tapes, maps the history of Philadelphia International Records (PIR) chronologically.  
 
Housed in a stylish 48 page slip-cased book, it also includes a numbered certificate of authenticity, an exclusive 12” single featuring two of the central stars of the Philly story, and a unique poster.  
 
The detailed 48 page hard cover book, including rare photographs, was compiled and curated in association with PIR artists, engineers and producers, with liner notes by Tony Cummings (author of ‘The Sound of Philadelphia’) and a foreword by Ralph Tee. 
 
“When I listen to this music now I can close my eyes and the music brings us all back together again. Hearing this music reminds me of all the hard work and dedication our team went through to make such a longlasting catalogue, that has been embraced by the world and I’m thankful.”  - Kenny Gamble
 
The eight classic albums included in Volume 2 are:
 
Billy Paul - Feelin’ Good At The Cadillac Club
 
The O’Jays - In Philadelphia
 
The Intruders - Super Hits
 
Spiritual Concept - Spiritual Concept
 
The Three Degrees - The Three Degrees
 
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Black & Blue
 
The O’Jays - Ship Ahoy
 
Billy Paul - War Of The Gods
 
Exclusive 12” - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost  / The O’Jays - It’s Too Strong
The eight classic albums included in Volume 2 are:
 
1. Billy Paul - Feelin’ Good At The Cadillac Club
2. The O’Jays - In Philadelphia
3. The Intruders - Super Hits
4. Spiritual Concept - Spiritual Concept
5. The Three Degrees - The Three Degrees
6. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Black & Blue
7. The O’Jays - Ship Ahoy
8. Billy Paul - War Of The Gods
 
Bonus 12”
 
A
1. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost 
 
B
2. The O’Jays - It’s Too Strong