Ann Peebles could be considered a female equivalent of Al Green, both had some success before moving to Hi records but their real high points (no pun intended) came on that label - that Anne Peebles failed to emulate Al's superstar status is something of a puzzle though.
On the first disc, there are workmanlike covers of well known tunes, which for me, do little for her, or those originals. It is on the ballads where she shines, tracks like "Walk Away" and "I Still Love You", where the Hi rythym section and their spare, pared back sound, really bring out the best in her delivery.
It is on disc 2 where this comes into it's own, on both ballads and uptempo tracks. Stand outs are "I Can't Stand The Rain", "Run Run Run" and "Somebody's On Your Case", but for me the quality runs right through this disc
This set shows that in the early 70's, other than Aretha, Anne Peebles was the equal of any other female Soul singer. Her stories (that's what they are) cover the usual love and pain scenarios, but in her hands they radiate feeling - "Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home" for example fairly scorches out of the speakers as a tale of loneliness.
If there is a criticism it is that a double CD of this kind of intensity can wear you out !!