Soul Togetherness 2014 is the Champagne of compilations!
The Dom Perignone of compilation albums is all set for release on the 29th of September.Be it Northern, Blue Eyed, Brit, Modern, Soul has always had a special place in the heart of recording artists as music lovers in the UK. With this month seeing the upcoming release of the yearly ‘Soul Togetherness’ album in the series, although on a way smoother taste to the palette than the awaited Beaujolais Nouveau!
The ‘Soul Togetherness’ collection album is for many Soul lovers the event of the year. With Ralph Tee at the controls, the series first started back in 2000 under the form of an album simply titled ‘Soul Togetherness 2000′, and has delivered the best new Modern Soul anthems and more once a year ever since! On this latest collection of Goodies, there are to be found some of this year’s most loved tracks. The vintage track this year is a 1979 Linda Clifford song, ‘I Can’t Let This Good Thing Get Away’ that might have got missed by us the first time around, but with its classy midtempo soulful feel which is simply irresistible, it definitely fits in well. Joe is on board with ‘Fortune Teller’, taken from latest album ‘Bridges’, one of the best albums of this year. UK Modern Soul duo, SouLutions are also included with their #1 UK Soul anthem, ‘Listen’ as remixed by Drizabone, as is Noel Gourdin‘s falsetto led over looked gem, ‘No Worries’, from his third album.
Soulful House is also present in the form of Company‘s ‘Superstar’ that has been playing on Soulful airwaves throughout the Summer Tracy Hamlin also appears with her winning cover of Luther Vandross‘s, ‘Never Too Much’. Quick look at the high caliber of artists featured, Eric Benet, Jennifer Holiday and Lalah Hathaway with top quality material. Lisa Stansfield has had a great comeback this year, returning back to the UK top 20 album chart. From her latest to be remixed set is the limited edition 7 inch, Soul Talk remix of ‘So Be It’. In fact, one of three Soul Talk remixes with others being the UK's current #1 Soul artist Glen Goldsmith with ‘London Skies’ and Paul Johnson who quite rightly says “not much ‘Better Than This'”.