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Solomon Burke: Soul Alive! (Rounder)

Don Snowden, Boston Phoenix, The, 21 May 1986

THE TRUE TRIUMPH of Solomon Burke's Soul Alive! (Rounder) was neither the spirited elan of performances that transcended mere revivalism nor the startling, albeit chart-invisible, 200,000-plus sales the live double album wracked up among deep soul aficionados. As Peter Guralnick's liner notes insightfully indicated, Soul Alive! functioned as an audio time capsule transporting us back to some mythical Club Soul City circa 1965.

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