Throughout their career, Young-Holt Unlimited
have been involved with timeless soul classics, but their catalog has sorely been neglected, without a definitive compilation of their finest moments until now. Thankfully, Brunswick had the good sense to emulate Sony's Essential series in packaging and scope, bringing a similar concept over to their label. This 20-cut offering features tracks from the early Young-Holt Trio
days all the way up to the artists' mid- to late-'70s work. Unfortunately, two of their finest works, 1970's Mellow Dreamin'
and 1971's Born Again
, are overlooked, but those looking for "Wack Wack," "Dig Her Walk," "Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy," and others remastered with a crisp, bright punch will be pleased by the sequencing and selections found herein. For casual fans, this is the only collection worth using as a starting point to explore the richness of the group's career.