Only the Strong Survive Still sounding vital, though understandably weathered, some 40 years after their peaks, the great soul artists reunited on this soundtrack are testament to the revitalizing… Only the Strong Survive Still sounding vital, though understandably weathered, some 40 years after their peaks, the great soul artists reunited on this soundtrack are testament to the revitalizing… 2003-05-06 Various Artists
Music Review

Only the Strong Survive (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 06, 2003; Lead Performance: Various Artists

Still sounding vital, though understandably weathered, some 40 years after their peaks, the great soul artists reunited on this soundtrack are testament to the revitalizing strength of deep song. Performances from Wilson Pickett and Rufus Thomas may cry out for corresponding visuals, but stirring tracks such as Jerry Butler's ''For Your Precious Love,'' Sam Moore's ''When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,'' and Ann Peebles' ''Breaking Up Somebody's Home'' stand proudly on their own.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints
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