Classic Soul Ballads

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Classic Soul Ballads
Compilation album by Various Artists

Classic Soul Ballads is a 16-volume soul CD-set, released by Time–Life Records in 2005, featuring 264 songs from the 1960s through the 1990s. It was not sold in stores, but sold directly by Time–Life.

Also included in this collection was Body & Soul: The Duets.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (Love Power - 1 of 2)[edit]

  1. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
  2. Power of Love/Love Power - Luther Vandross
  3. Turn Off the Lights - Teddy Pendergrass
  4. Shining Star - The Manhattans
  5. After the Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind and Fire
  6. Baby Come to Me - Regina Belle
  7. Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2) - The Isley Brothers
  8. Juicy Fruit - Mtume
  9. Shake You Down - Gregory Abbott
  10. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  11. How 'Bout Us - Champaign
  12. Always and Forever - Heatwave
  13. Betcha by Golly, Wow! - The Stylistics
  14. Shower Me with Your Love - Surface
  15. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

Disc 2 (Love Power - 2 of 2)[edit]

  1. Reasons - Earth, Wind, and Fire
  2. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
  3. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls
  4. Can You Stop the Rain - Peabo Bryson
  5. Here and Now - Luther Vandross
  6. Make it Like it Was - Regina Belle
  7. Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
  8. Best of My Love - The Emotions
  9. Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites
  10. Caravan of Love - Isley Jasper Isley
  11. Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown
  12. Cowboys to Girls - The Intruders
  13. Close Your Eyes - Peaches & Herb
  14. Let Me Make Love to You - The O'Jays
  15. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees

Disc 3 (Sweet Thing - 1 of 2)[edit]

  1. Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
  2. Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
  3. It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me - Barry White
  4. Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) - The Temptations
  5. Three Times a Lady - The Commodores
  6. You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
  7. You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) - Jeffrey Osborne
  8. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
  9. Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
  10. On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
  11. Love You Down - Ready for the World
  12. Get Here - Oleta Adams
  13. Joanna - Kool and the Gang
  14. I Feel Good All Over - Stephanie Mills
  15. Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles

Disc 4 (Sweet Thing - 2 of 2)[edit]

  1. Being With You - Smokey Robinson
  2. Playing Your Game, Baby - Barry White
  3. Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye
  4. If Only You Knew - Patti LaBelle
  5. I Believe in You and Me - The Four Tops
  6. I'll Be Good to You - The Brothers Johnson
  7. Just To Be Close to You - The Commodores
  8. Special Lady - Ray, Goodman & Brown
  9. Love Ballad - L.T.D.
  10. Sweet Thing - Rufus & Chaka Khan
  11. Float On - The Floaters
  12. Stay in My Corner - The Dells
  13. In the Rain - The Dramatics
  14. Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
  15. The Bells - The Originals

Disc 5 (Nite and Day - 1 of 2)[edit]

  1. I've Been Lovin' You Too Long - Otis Redding
  2. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
  3. Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin
  4. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) - Michael McDonald
  5. Through the Fire - Chaka Khan
  6. Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole
  7. Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers
  8. Always - Atlantic Starr
  9. What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell
  10. Giving You the Best That I Got - Anita Baker
  11. If Ever You're in My Arms Again - Peabo Bryson
  12. I'll Be Around - The Spinners
  13. Sideshow - Blue Magic
  14. Nite and Day - Al B. Sure!
  15. Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris

Disc 6 (Nite and Day - 2 of 2)[edit]

  1. Close the Door - Teddy Pendergrass
  2. Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers
  3. Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton
  4. Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  5. One in a Million You - Larry Graham
  6. Until You Come Back to Me - Aretha Franklin
  7. Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders
  8. Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis
  9. I Don't Want to be Right - Luther Ingram
  10. Love on a Two-Way Street - The Moments
  11. Pillow Talk - Sylvia
  12. Hypnotized - Linda Jones
  13. Baby, Come to Me - Patti Austin & James Ingram
  14. Natural High - Bloodstone
  15. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge

Disc 7 (Lovin' You - 1 of 2)[edit]

  1. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
  2. Any Love - Luther Vandross
  3. La La Means I Love You - The Delfonics
  4. I Like the Way (the Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
  5. I'll Never Love This Way Again - Dionne Warwick
  6. Groove Me - King Floyd
  7. You Are My Starship - Norman Connors
  8. Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient
  9. Going in Circles - The Friends of Distinction
  10. Do What You Do - Jermaine Jackson
  11. I Do Love You - G.Q.
  12. Dream Merchant - The New Birth
  13. Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight and the Pips
  14. I'm Your Puppet - James & Bobby Purify
  15. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics

Disc 8 (Lovin' You - 2 of 2)[edit]

  1. Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) - Freddie Jackson
  2. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  3. Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore
  4. Come Go with Me - Teddy Pendergrass
  5. I've Got Love on My Mind - Natalie Cole
  6. She's Gone - The Tavares
  7. Tell It Like it Is - Aaron Neville
  8. Lady - The Whispers
  9. Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  10. That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha - Bobby Womack
  11. It's You That I Need - Enchantment
  12. I'm So Into You - Peabo Bryson
  13. You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson
  14. L-O-V-E (Love) - Al Green
  15. Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey

Disc 9 (One Heartbeat)[edit]

  1. If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight and the Pips
  2. One Heartbeat - Smokey Robinson
  3. Cherish - Kool and the Gang
  4. Masterpiece - The Temptations
  5. Til' Tomorrow - Marvin Gaye
  6. Piano in the Dark - Brenda Russell
  7. We're Going All the Way - Jeffrey Osborne
  8. You Are Everything - The Stylistics
  9. The Sweetest Days - Vanessa Williams
  10. Anniversary - Tony! Toni! Tone!
  11. You Don't Have to Cry - Rene and Angela
  12. Sensitivity - Ralph Tresvant
  13. When Love Calls - Atlantic Starr
  14. Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes) - Mint Condition
  15. Heaven - Solo

Disc 10 (Too Hot)[edit]

  1. Love Overboard - Gladys Knight and the Pips
  2. On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
  3. My, My, My - Johnny Gill
  4. I Feel Good All Over - Stephanie Mills
  5. Too Hot - Kool and the Gang
  6. All This Love - DeBarge
  7. Outstanding - The Gap Band
  8. Lady You Are - One Way
  9. Ooo La La La - Teena Marie
  10. Anytime - Brian McKnight
  11. You Got It All - The Jets
  12. Tonight - Ready for the World
  13. Everything - Jody Watley
  14. Your Smile - Rene and Angela
  15. I Miss You - Klymaxx

Disc 11 (Quiet Storm)[edit]

  1. I Want You - Marvin Gaye
  2. Quiet Storm - Smokey Robinson
  3. Take My Heart (You Can Have it If You Want It) - Kool and the Gang
  4. Still - The Commodores
  5. Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett
  6. Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
  7. Back at One - Brian McKnight
  8. Dreamin' - Vanessa Williams
  9. All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
  10. Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men
  11. Sparkle - Cameo
  12. Time Will Reveal - DeBarge
  13. If I Ever Fall in Love - Shai
  14. I'm In Love - Joe
  15. What Kind of Man Would I Be - Mint Condition

Disc 12 (In the Heart)[edit]

  1. Sweet Love - The Commodores
  2. After the Dance - Marvin Gaye
  3. Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) - The Temptations
  4. In the Heart - Kool and the Gang
  5. I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much - Bobby Womack
  6. There'll Never Be - Switch
  7. Slow Motion - Gerald Alston
  8. Tell Me It's Real - K-Ci & JoJo
  9. The Agony and the Ecstasy - Smokey Robinson
  10. Yearning for Your Love - The Gap Band
  11. Strawberry Letter #23 - The Brothers Johnson
  12. Hollywood - Rufus & Chaka Khan
  13. You Can't Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On) - High Inergy
  14. Love Makes Things Happen - Pebbles
  15. Oh Honey - Delegation

Disc 13 (Feel the Fire)[edit]

  1. Feel the Fire - Peabo Bryson
  2. Solid - Ashford and Simpson
  3. Come Go with Me - Teddy Pendergrass
  4. Love, Need and Want You - Patti LaBelle
  5. I'm Still in Love With You - Al Green
  6. Our Love - Natalie Cole
  7. Never Had A Love Like This Before - The Tavares
  8. Ready or Not - After 7
  9. Gloria - Enchantment
  10. Close to You - Maxi Priest
  11. Slow Jam - Midnight Star
  12. Keep on Movin' - Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler
  13. Human - The Human League
  14. Is it Good to You - The Whispers
  15. Stairway to Heaven - The O'Jays

Disc 14 (Tender Love)[edit]

  1. Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue
  2. Angel - Aretha Franklin
  3. It Is Still Good to Ya - Ashford and Simpson
  4. Love On A Two Way Street - Stacy Lattisaw
  5. Casanova - LeVert
  6. Just Be My Lady - Larry Graham
  7. Got To Be There - Chaka Khan
  8. You Were Meant for Me - Donny Hathaway
  9. Can We Talk - Tevin Campbell
  10. Tender Love - Force MD's
  11. I Want To Be Your Man - Roger
  12. Don't Walk Away - Jade
  13. As We Lay - Shirley Murdock
  14. Don't Disturb This Groove - The System
  15. Superwoman - Karyn White

Disc 15 (Between the Sheets)[edit]

  1. Any Love - Luther Vandross
  2. Closer than Close - Peabo Bryson
  3. That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind and Fire
  4. So I Can Love You - The Emotions
  5. Between the Sheets - The Isley Brothers
  6. If This World Were Mine - Cheryl Lynn & Luther Vandross
  7. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  8. Free - Deniece Williams
  9. The First Time - Surface
  10. Someone to Hold - Trey Lorenz
  11. Thanks For My Child - Cheryl Pepsii Riley
  12. Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby
  13. You, Me and He - Mtume
  14. All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam & Full Force
  15. Try Again - Champaign

Disc 16 (Show Me)[edit]

  1. Show Me - Glenn Jones
  2. A Woman Needs Love - Ray Parker, Jr. and Raydio
  3. Suddenly - Billy Ocean
  4. Love Power - Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne
  5. I Can't Want Another Minute - Hi-Five
  6. United Together - Aretha Franklin
  7. Weak - SWV
  8. Nobody Knows - The Tony Rich Project
  9. This Time It'll Be Sweeter - Angela Bofill
  10. Your Body's Callin' - R. Kelly
  11. All Woman - Lisa Stansfield
  12. Love Changes - Kashif & Me'lissa Morgan
  13. Sitting in the Park - GQ
  14. Seven Whole Days - Toni Braxton
  15. Sweet Lady - Tyrese

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