Best Of Soul Train Press Release

SOUL TRAIN TAKES VIEWERS ON THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

For The First Time Ever, Time Life Releases

Soul Train 9-DVD Box Set

Featuring Rare Moments with Michael Jackson, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and More

Los Angeles, February 24, 2010 - The Best of Soul Train just got better. For the first time in history, Time Life announced today the pre-sale availability for The Best of Soul Train 9-DVD Box set, with more than 16 hours of pure love, peace, and souuul, specifically highlighting the '70s decade. Fresh off the heels of the highly rated VH1 documentary special, the DVD release marks the first-time availability of Soul Train, the longest running, syndicated series in television history. The Best of Soul Train features 130 classic performances, and is available for pre-order at www.SoulTrainDVDs.com.

The Best of Soul Train features the biggest names in R&B and soul, with classic performances from Soul Train's most acclaimed era, 1971-1979, showcasing celebrated artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Gladys Knight, The Commodores, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, The O'Jays and many more.

Viewers will re-live the original dance styles and scene-stealing fashions from the heart of the '70s, as well as favorite moments from the Soul Train Dance Line to the beloved Soul Train Scramble Board. Also included, are on-air interviews with the artists, classic Soul Train dancers, and some vintage commercials for Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen products.

This special collection features the best moments from several original Soul Train episodes, totaling 130 songs and performances, and contains more than three hours of bonus material including exclusive interviews with Don Cornelius, Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley and others.

Included in the 9-DVD set is a bonus DVD featuring highlights from the inaugural Soul Train Music Awards (1987), featuring memorable performances by Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and many others.

If viewers didn't experience the magic the first time around, iconic moments that fans can look forward to include extraordinary footage and performances, such as: * Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin singing a duet on Smokey's hit "Ooo Baby Baby" with Aretha playing the piano. The two also reminisce about growing up as friends in Detroit * Sly and The family Stone performing two of their classics - "I Wanna take You Higher" and "Dance To the Music" * Stevie Wonder performing three of his monster hits live in a phenomenal, intimate medley - "I Wish," "My Cherie Amour" and "Sir Duke." * Barry White on stage performing with a full orchestra. * Marvin Gaye and Don Cornelius playing one-on-one basketball with Smokey Robinson refereeing. * Ike & Tina Turner in a blistering version of "Proud Mary." * Plus, The O'Jay, The Spinners, The Chi-Lites, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Stylistics, and dozens of other legends of soul.

A complete list of performances is provided below.

"Time Life is proud to bring back one of the most enduring and culturally relevant shows in television history with The Best of SOUL TRAIN DVD Collection," said Michael Mitchell, Time Life Vice President Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. "In the '70s, Soul Train was must-see TV in black households across America, and it also had strong crossover appeal. Each week kids and parents alike gathered around the television to see the latest fashions, dance moves and performances by their favorite artists. Soul Train fans everywhere have been waiting for years to relive this exciting time."

"We are excited to partner with Time Life and bring this iconic series to DVD for the first time ever," said Peter Griffith, Co-CEO of Soul Train Holdings. "Filled with dancers and memorable performances from artists that have become legends, this 70's collection reflects the show's unique style. This is truly a collector's item for every Soul Train fan."

The 9-DVD Best of Soul Train set is available now for pre-order at , , and .

About Time Life: Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.'s history began in 1961 as Time Life, a direct marketing division of Time Inc., specializing in music and books. The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world's largest direct marketers of audio and video products throughout North America, Europe and Australia. The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce. Time Life now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet. The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors. Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

About Soul Train Holdings: Soul Train Holdings was formed in May 2008 by MadVision Entertainment and Intermedia Partners. Madvision was created by media and entertainment veterans, Kenard Gibbs, Peter Griffith, and Anthony Maddox. The group was created following the acquisition of the iconic franchise and catalog of more than 1,100 hours of archival footage from Don Cornelius Productions. Soul Train is a registered trademark of Soul Train Holdings, LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as: Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, to name a few.

THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN 9-DVD SET: COMPLETE SONG LIST

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DVD 9: The Soul Train Music Awards

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