A hell of a great album – and a much-needed full length set that finally brings together all the best early work by The Notations! The group hailed from the same Chicago scene as The Impressions and Chi-Lites – and although they never hit the big
time back in the day, they're arguably even better than the leading Windy City soul groups of the period – possessed with a tremendous sense of harmony, a great vocal range, and this badass style that makes even their mellow cuts sound wonderfully gritty! And while the group recorded one full album in the mid 70s, that album's never been as fully representative of their strengths as their early singles – which are collected strongly here in a package that should finally give them their much-needed due. The choice of cuts is wonderful – and includes rare gems from their years at Cash and Twinight Records, plus other pre-Gemigo singles too – all with great notes that tell the group's story, in the usual Numero Records depth. Titles include "I Can't Stop", "That Girl", "Just You & Me", "Trying My Best To Find Her", "A New Day", "Gonna Get Ready", "I've Been Trying", "Leading Lady", "Now I Know How It Feels", "I Don't Want To Be Late", "At The Crossroads", "What More Can I Say", "I'm Still Here", and "This Time I'm For Real".
(Includes the insert and download card.)