Various – Lifting The Spirit
1. The Clark Sisters - You Brought the Sunshine (Into My Life) - 3:24 2. The New York Community Choir - Make Every Day Count - 3:18 3. Rev. Maceo Woods - Hello Sunshine - 2:34 4. The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child - 3:14 5. Earth, Wind & Fire - Keep Your Head to the Sky - 5:10 6. The Emotions - Blessed - 4:36 7. D.J. Rogers - Love Brought Me Back - 3:54 8. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - Back in Stride - 4:12 9. Keni Burke - Risin' to the Top - 3:43 10. Peabo Bryson - Reaching for the Sky - 4:52 11. Alicia Myers - I Want to Thank You - 3:47 12. Perri - Eternal Life - 3:34
1. AllMusic - Richie Unterberger
12-song compilation of soul and urban contemporary music with gospel/inspirational lyrical themes and musical influences. As is the case with several Soul Classics compilations, the lineup is a bit of a mish-mash, spanning 1969 to 1988, and putting classic group harmony soul shoulder to shoulder with MOR Black pop. Includes selections from Maze, Peabo Bryson, the Emotions, and Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as The Five Stairsteps' 1970 gem "O-o-h Child," and the little-anthologized "Hello Sunshine," a 1969 single by Rev. Maceo Woods and the Christian Tabernacle Choir that actually reached the R&B Top 30.