First of all, The Best of Soul Train – 9 DVD Collector’s Set are not FULL EPISODES!!! When my sister and I watched the first DVD we were shocked!! The so called episodes was only 15 maybe 20 minutes. Not the full episode (45 min) we were expecting. Also, they showed so many commercials (the same ones) over and over, we got sick of them. When you first see the Afro Sheen commercial you go on a trip down memory lane. You’re all smiles. But once you’ve seen the commercials (maybe 10 different ones all together) You see them after every act and soon tire of them. People who purchase this should know that the best of soul train (in this time life set) means, the best of soul train performances. Hey, that’s not a problem, but the most disappointing thing of all was they did not show all of the soul train lines. We expected to see a soul train line per show. This was not the case. Every four shows you may see one soul train line. THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. I love Don and all of the dancers but not this collection! Sometimes at the beginning they would announce who would be on the show and only one of the groups announced would actually be on the episode. NOT ONE FULL SOUL TRAIN EPISODE OF SOUL TRAIN WAS IN THIS ENTIRE COLLECTION. SO BUYER BEWARE!! It’s still nice to see the performances, but for me it wasn’t worth the 150.00 bucks I paid. On a good note, it was fun watching Don and Marvin Gaye play basket ball. Don’t get me wrong the collection had its moments, but not having full episodes including soul train lines was just to disappointing to me.
No Shalamar perforances! No Jodi Wotley performance! No Locketts!!!
Know that this collection focus is on the performances and the performances ONLY. Hopefully they will come out with FULL EPISODES of Soul Train and I will be there to purchase it. I wanted so much more than this collection had to offer!!! But this collection did not deliver.
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This is a good collection but i would have liked it better if it had less popular artists and more people like Johnny Nash who sings “I can see clearly now” for example. And it’s true that there are too many Affro Sheen commercials but at least you can skip them with your DVD remote. I found that i liked the 6th DVD better than the rest. This collection didn’t blow my mind but it’s quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Would be nice if somebody compared this to the newer Single and 3 DVD sets i.e. are all the performances on the newer disks already on this 9 DVD Set?