The “Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures” series began life 20 years ago. Some music lovers will remember where they were when they first heard the initial CD; it made that sort of impact. The last volume hit the shops thirteen years ago, just in time for Dave to see his final creation before his death – which he knew was imminent.
Dave notated all the sides he considered worthy of inclusion in his series; once some awkward licensing problems are resolved it is likely a final volume will be issued, using mainly Dave’s own words to describe the music. It was his proudest achievement in a life that touched so many issues and people; above all he wanted to promote those recordings.
This is a breathtaking album... An emotional battlefield of raw soul. ★★★★ Q
Dave Godin's selection of prime deep soul cuts is the kind of record that changes lives. Record Collector
This classic and rare soul collection is a gem. Mojo ★★★★
So good that they can save Otis Redding until Track 17. Uncut ★★★★★
Another magnificent collection. Record Collector
This album is a treasure...it's magnificent. Blues & Rhythm
One to treasure. Q ★★★★★
Twenty-five more reasons to tear out your heart. Mojo ★★★★
Music that will forever stir the soul. Uncut ★★★★★