Harmless release their third set of 10 compilations in their Backbeats soul series. Soul A La Mode concentrates on 70s modern soul with a track listing weighted towards those modern cuts played at Northern soul clubs, including Don Thomas’ furious Come On Train, Jackie Wilson’s joyous Because Of You and Barbara Lynn’s sublime Movin’ On A Groove. Jackie Wilson also appears on They Call It Crossover along with Erma Franklin, The Five Stairsteps &Cubie and Ann Sexton. Mod Life Crisis meanwhile, gathers 60s club classics together and includes Shades Of Blue’s Oh How Happy, Barbara Acklin’s Just Ain’t No Love and Betty Everett’s Getting Mighty Crowded. Completing the series are Smooth Grooves: Sophisticated 80s Philly Soul; Lost In Time: More Northern Soul Treasures, The Pain Goes Deep: More Deep Soul Gems; What’s The Word? Socially Conscious Soul Music; Bustin’ Out: Ghetto Groves From Dusty Cellars; Philly Busters: Underground Philly Dancefloor Gems and 2 Steps To Soul Heaven: More 70s And 80s Steppers.