Teddy Pendergrass’ music is very personal and his delivery always intense and committed. So whether he’s tackling songs specially written for him, like “Take Me In Your Arms Tonight” or interpreting someone else’s material, like Peabo Bryson’s “Feel The Fire”, heat and passion are rarely far away. Its what helps to make the hits “Close The Door”, “Love TKO”, and “The Whole Town’s Laughing At Me” iconic but listen in anywhere and you know you’re listening to something very special. It’s why you’ll discover deep beauty amongst the lesser-known tracks in this selection, for example the modern soul classic “Believe In Love”. It’s also why he can breathe soul magic into his old Blue Note hits – as our live recording clearly shows. The secret? Well, look at the song titles for a clue. It’s a music that appeals to the esoteric and the average; here there’s something for everyone and as such it’s unique. . and it can make you … me …and anyone “Believe In Love”.
1) Features all Teddy’s classic solo singles, the cream of his album recordings and rarities.
2) Also includes live versions of his Blue Notes hits and a number of singles from his time with Elektra in the 80s.
3) Compilation and sleevenotes by Bill Buckley of Blues & Soul Magazine.