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

One response to Philadelphia International box set

  1. Paul H says:

    Very nice selection nicely covering the roster. Reminds me of the Atlantic 20 disc set from last year. Philly International has been well served last couple of years with thoughtfully compiled box sets and re-edit collections.

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