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It doesn't get any better
on 24 February 2010
A totally classic Album.
Midler taking the best material from her live performances and putting them on an Album for the first time had to be something special and this certainly is.
Humour, pathos, camp and loads of personality. I have ownded this Album for over 30 years and never tire of it, its still makes me smile with 'Friends, Chapel of love and Leader of the pack' and still tugs at the heart strings with 'Hello in there' 'Superstar' and 'am I blue' all of which are performed to perfection and define the term 'Torch'.
'Do you want to dance' is sensuous and warm and truely stands the test of time and her version of 'Delta Dawn' hugely powerful and wonderfully mad.
The one bad thing about this album is that it makes me sad never to have seen here live in the 70's, but I was just a young boy in the English countryside. Not the most obvious audience for this album (especially as it was pre my coming out), but it reached me and has stayed with me through the years. I am thrilled to say that I finally got to see her live this year and that she is still full of all the old energy and magic - even at 62!!
Buy it and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.