Philadelphia International box set


In February this year Sony completed a deal that saw them secure global ownership of all Philadelphia International Recordings, the groundbreaking hit-making label founded by music icons Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971.

Next month the first physical release emerges via Sony’s catalogue division, Legacy Recordings, in the shape of a 20CD set called Philadephia International:  The Collection: 20 Original Albums. This is a lift-top box set with albums packaged in card sleeves (replicating original artwork) from artists such as The O’Jays, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle (see full list below).

Philadephia International:  The Collection is out on 5 May 2014.

Box contents

  1. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  2. Back Stabbers – The O’Jays
  3. 360 Degrees of Billy Paul – Billy Paul
  4. Save The Children – The Intruders
  5. The Three Degrees – The Three Degrees
  6. Ship Ahoy – The O’Jays
  7. Love Is The Message – MFSB
  8. Keep Smilin’ – Bunny Sigler
  9. Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  10. All Things In Time – Lou Rawls
  11. Life On Mars – Dexter Wansel
  12. The Jacksons – the Jacksons
  13. Teddy Pendergrass – Teddy Pendergrass
  14. Jean Carn – Jean Carn
  15. The Jones Girls – Jones Girls
  16. Edwin Birdsong – Edwin Birdsong
  17. McFadden and Whitehead – McFadden and Whitehead
  18. When You Hear Lou You’ve Heard It All – Lou Rawls
  19. I’m In Love Again – Patti LaBelle
  20. Life is A Song Worth Singing – Teddy Pendergrass

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