When I first heard this record by Barbra - I was surprised at the unusual mixture of styles and rhythym. From the profound to the almost frivolous to the downright happy. Each song, an expression of a thought or an idea of what love is. Not overtly sentimental, or filled with disney sentimentality. This is a profound work by a gifted and intelligent human being, who has been blessed with a voice that mothers and cherishes and almost seems to care for each listener in its aspiration to find a way into their understanding.
There is real beauty here, and don't let the people who abhorr the idea of a "wealthy" powerful woman with talent, spoil the potential of you listening and discovering just what an inspiration this album is. Of what, a truly gifted singer/musician and intelligent human being, can deliver in terms of almost classical expression of what a surprise it can be to find love and rediscover life, when the world suggests we should be changing down a gear.
The expressions of this album are not exclusive to the music, but the words of each song are crafted with the kind of profound joy and fear that can truly lift my day from the sublime to the inspired. I'm not easily swayed, but swayed I am, with this breathtaking work from a wonderful and clever woman.
Thank you Barbra for helping me in hard times. with your words and inspiration and god given soaring voice.