I would love to give this album a 5.0, however it's only the first 6 tracks that would deserve that rating. The second half of the album falls flat with the live performance tracks, although maybe I haven't listened to them enough to apreciate them. Labelle's vocals, and the bluebelles, vocals and harmonies are superb all the way through the album, so maybe it's just song writing and choice that falls flat. However the first 6 songs are superb in execution and have a certain unique clarity and lightness, but with powerful vocals in parts, that I don't seem to be able to find in other albums of that era. A particular favourite of mine is the song 'Tender Words' which shows the powerful emotional quality of Labelles voice. The cover of 'Always Something There To Remind Me' shows the ability of the group to take a classic and make it their own.
If the writing and song choice was as superb in the second half as it is in the first this album would get a 5.0 from me.