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Too Divine, but merely a sample!
on 15 May 2007
Since 1973, Bette Midler has been recording ballads to rockers, show tunes to star standards. She has interpreted some of the best versions of American pop and has crafted some lesser known songs into her own. Her checkerboard singles chart history has only warranted this one and only collection of Greatest Hits. However, it does not scan all of her hits! I hope that someday, this superstar has a box set of single mixes (Chapel Of Love, Married Men), 12" mixes (Strangers In The Night, Moonlight Dancing) and rare b-sides (Samedi Et Vendredi, Bang You're Dead)(to name a few) collection.
This set includes her mega hit classics The Rose to From A Distance, to the lesser known concert favorites Hello In There to Miss Otis Regrets.
Missing are her early AC hits In The mood, Strangers In The Night, Old Cape Cod, You're Moving Out Today (would be nice to hear the 3:17 European version on CD), Storybook Children, Married Men and so on.
There is another version of this CD available that adds To Deserve You in two versions. The single mix and the #1 dance mix version. They also added Beast Of Burden (would love to hear the live video version released as a 12" on CD) and Favorite Waste Of Time.
Hopefully we can see an expansive collection of all sorts from The Divine Miss M's legacy! She deserves it! A true one of a kind performer!