A long-overdue look at this near-forgotten Motown group from the 60s – a male/
female quartet who only recorded for the label for a handful of years, but who managed to leave behind a brilliant batch of music! The Elgins have an approach that puts female vocalist Saundra Edwards in the lead, with support from three male singers – a style that's a bit like that of Gladys Knight & The Pips, but which comes off quite differently here – often with a bit more sweetness, and a more wrapped-together quality that often has all four members harmonizing together on a near-equal scale. Although the group never earned big space on the charts, they did record a fair bit of work for Motown – much of it previously unissued, but finally making its appearance here. A number of tracks on the 2CD set are by The Downbeats, a previous incarnation of the group – and the 2CD package features 50 tracks in all, a full set of notes, and finally presents a complete portrait of The Elgins! Titles include "In The Midnight Hour", "Heaven Must Have Sent You", "No Time For Tears", "Put Yourself In My Place", "It's Gonna Be Hard Times", "Love Is The Answer", "I Still Love You", "Life Can Be Beautiful When You're In Love", "My Love For Your Love", "Love Where Are You Hiding", "Request Of A Fool", "Lonely Boy", "I Feel So Fine", "It's Gonna Be Hard Times", "Camel Walk", "I Understand My Man", "Stay In My Lonely Arms", "Let The Groove Roll On", "Until I Lost You", and "Boo Hoo".