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Issue 1090

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Tower Of Power: You Ought To Be Havin Fun - The Columbia/Epic Anthology

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UK release date 30.11.2018

When it comes to funk and soul you could say this band are at the very pinnacle of excellence in this, their chosen field. They are without doubt the true masters, hands down and this defining compilation augurs very well indeed as a whopping 35 tracks are on display.

Disc One consists of cuts from “Ain’t Nothin’ Stoppin’ Us Now”, “We Came To Play” and “Back On The Streets”, the three albums released by Columbia Records between 1976-1979; while Disc Two is merged from four albums – “Monster On A Leash”, “T.O.P.”, “Souled Out” and “Rhythm & Business”, released by Epic Records between 1991-1997.

If you like great grooves, soulful ballads and the tightest horn section in Christendom this is essential listening. Still going strong and with a Royal Albert Hall concert coming in the near future, why not celebrate and invest some cash into a little slice of history? Top brass stuff!
Words Emrys Baird

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