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    Second Volume of Complete Philadelphia International Albums Arrives in November

    From The Second Disc.com:
    Back in late January, we shared news of Philadelphia International Recordsí 50th anniversary plans. The centerpiece of the campaign announced by Sony Musicís Legacy Recordings was a series of fifteen CD box sets via the U.K.-based United Souls/Snapper Music presenting every PIR album in chronological order. The first of those box sets hit stores in late May, and now the second volume has been announced for November 19 release.

    The slipcased, 8-CD/1-12″ single hardcover book-style set entitled Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol. 2 will feature the following eight albums, originally released in 1973:



    • Billy Paul, Feeliní Good at the Cadillac Club [Philadelphia International KZ 32119];
    • The OíJays, In Philadelphia [Philadelphia International KZ 32120];
    • The Intruders, Super Hits [Gamble KZ 32131];
    • Spiritual Concept, Spiritual Concept [Philadelphia International KZ 32404];
    • The Three Degrees, The Three Degrees [Philadelphia International KZ 32406];
    • Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Black and Blue [Philadelphia International KZ 32407];
    • The OíJays, Ship Ahoy [Philadelphia International KZ 32408]; and
    • Billy Paul, War of the Gods [Philadelphia International KZ 32409].

    The set additionally features a 12-inch vinyl single of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notesí ďThe Love I LostĒ b/w The OíJaysí ďItís Too StrongĒ and an exclusive poster.

    Various Artists, Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol. 2 [United Souls/Snapper Music, 2021] [Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada]
    CD 1: Billy Paul, Feeliní Good at the Cadillac Club [Philadelphia International KZ 32119]

    1. Billy Boy
    2. Missing You
    3. Bluesette
    4. On a Clear Day [You Can See Forever]
    5. Just in Time
    6. Thatís Life
    7. Donít Think Twice, Itís All Right
    8. Feeling Good
    9. Somewhere

    CD 2: The OíJays, In Philadelphia [[Philadelphia International KZ 32120)

    1. One Night Affair
    2. Youíre the Best Thing Since Candy
    3. Branded Bad
    4. I Should Be Your Lover
    5. Looky Looky [Look at Me Girl]
    6. Deeper [In Love with You]
    7. Let Me in Your World
    8. Just Canít Get Enough
    9. Iíve Got the Groove
    10. Little Green Apples/Something
    11. Itís Too Strong

    CD 3: The Intruders, Super Hits [[Gamble KZ 32131)

    1. Cowboys to Girls
    2. Together
    3. [Weíll Be] United
    4. [Love Is Like A] Baseball Game
    5. Slow Drag
    6. When We Get Married
    7. [Win, Place or Show] Sheís a Winner
    8. Sad Girl
    9. A Love Thatís Real
    10. Friends No More
    11. Gonna Be Strong
    12. Me Tarzan, You Jane
    13. Check Yourself
    14. Iíll Always Love My Mama [Part 1]

    CD 4: Spiritual Concept, Spiritual Concept [Philadelphia International KZ 32404]

    1. Spiritual Sky
    2. Letís Take It All
    3. California Woman
    4. Where Are the Cares for Tomorrow?
    5. Remedy
    6. Get It On

    CD 5: The Three Degrees, The Three Degrees [Philadelphia International KZ 32406]

    1. Dirty Olí Man
    2. Canít You See What Youíre Doing to Me
    3. A Woman Needs a Good Man
    4. When Will I See You Again
    5. I Didnít Know
    6. I Like Being a Woman
    7. If and When
    8. Year of Decision

    CD 6: Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Black and Blue [Philadelphia International KZ 32407]

    1. Cabaret
    2. The Love I Lost
    3. It All Depends on You
    4. Concentrate on Me
    5. Satisfaction Guaranteed [Or Take Your Love Back]
    6. Is There a Place for Me
    7. Iím Weak for You
    8. Iím Cominí Home Tomorrow

    CD 7: The OíJays, Ship Ahoy [Philadelphia International KZ 32408]

    1. Put Your Hands Together
    2. Ship Ahoy
    3. This Air I Breathe
    4. You Got Your Hooks in Me
    5. For the Love of Money
    6. Now That We Found Love
    7. Donít Call Me Brother
    8. People Keep Telliní Me

    CD 8: Billy Paul, War of the Gods [Philadelphia International KZ 32409]

    1. I See the Light
    2. War of the Gods
    3. The Whole Townís Talking
    4. I Was Married
    5. Thanks for Saving My Life
    6. Peace, Holy Peace

    12-Inch Single:

    1. The Love I Lost Ė Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes
    2. Itís Too Strong Ė The OíJays



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    These look like such great sets. I have to abstain - can't buy everything - but I sure hope others take advantage of these releases.

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    Is the pre-order up and running somewhere? I have the first set so I'll get this one also just for completion sake. Also, anyone know how the first set sold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_june View Post
    Is the pre-order up and running somewhere? I have the first set so I'll get this one also just for completion sake. Also, anyone know how the first set sold?
    Yes; here's a pre-order link for Satisfaction Guaranteed from Amazon USA.
    Various Artists - Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various - Amazon.com Music

    Amazon UK
    Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various: Amazon.co.uk: CDs & Vinyl

    And Amazon Canada
    Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various: Various Artists: Amazon.ca: Music

    Also, other online stores should have the set available for pre-order as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_june View Post
    Is the pre-order up and running somewhere? I have the first set so I'll get this one also just for completion sake. Also, anyone know how the first set sold?
    Deep Discount.com also has a pre-order link for the set.
    Various Artists Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound of Philadelphia International Records Vol 2 / Various [Import] Boxed Set, Bonus Vinyl, United Kingdom - Import on DeepDiscount
    Last edited by Motown Eddie; 09-14-2021 at 10:57 AM.

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    Thanks for the links Eddie.

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    thought I pretty much knew all PIR stuff:




    not this one !

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