Satisfaction Guaranteed - The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 is released as a Deluxe 8CD book set with bonus 12" single via United Souls.
'Satisfaction Guaranteed' - The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary in 2021 of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records
"Gamble & Huff's masterplan came to fruition" MOJO
"This is sophisticated and smooth Philly Soul from the genre's most successful period...The box set handsomely presents remastered versions of classic music from 50 years ago" PopMatters
"Get on Board the Soul Train...is a rare box set that's actually more than the sum of its parts...by making room for every LP, this particular set argues persuasively that Philly Soul was a collaboration among songwriters, arrangers, producers, session players and singers" Pitchfork
United Souls, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, is delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records with its eagerly-anticipated release of Volume 2 in this special series: Satisfaction Guaranteed - The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 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." -
"Long live the music of Gamble and Huff!" - Leon Huff