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on 5 September 2008
Self Portrait is Lalah's 4th album and she just keeps on getting better and better. The cover sticker calls it contemporary urban soul, whatever that is. Genre defying it certainly is. Rhythm n Bass it is not, neither is it neo soul - more a deep soul. If you must have a comparison......think along the lines of Anthony Hamilton.

Whatever. It's an excellent example of the art of songwriting, simple but sympathetic arrangements, wonderfully effective backing vocals, great musicianship and production. On top of all that is the voice. THE voice. Full, warm, earthy, full of soul. In fact, close your eyes and from time to time - particularly in the ad libs - you will swear that you are listening to Donny. I can give no higher compliment than that.

Every time I play this album I get taken back to the time when soul albums were events, got into your heart and mind and were played and played......and played. Not like the disposable output of much of today's sales-targeted product. It seems to have been made with no mind to whether or not it would sell - and it's much the better for it. There's the rub - it should sell in bucketloads. Lalah should be a household name, and not because of her father but because of her own true talent.

If you like your music honest, classy, great songs, great arrangements and musicianship, then this is for you. Buy with confidence.
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on 17 February 2014
Bought for my Dad, he found this album very smooth and chilled out. So chilled that he's usually rocking his head with his eyes closed (never sleeping of course! lol). Laylah has a wonderful silky voice and the transitions from each track a fluid.
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on 4 January 2013
Really good arrangments on this CD. She uses modern recording techniques and does some very punchy numbers on it.
Great!
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on 7 September 2014
I've always been a big Donny Hathaway fan but I've got to say....I'm an even bigger fan of Lalah as she has a full, lush, sensual tone incredible vocal articulation. This album is a MUST BUY!!
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on 6 July 2014
Great buy and highly recommended for anyone into great music and music downloads
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on 4 January 2009
Lalah hathaway does it again!!!!
If you have never experienced her voice, or her music now is the chance to redeem yourself. No self respecting music conosseur should be without this album in their collection. Whether you wanna sit and chill, or roll back the rug and two step until your feet hurt, this album has it all. I love it, love it, love it. Lalah Hathaway is class. Pure genius.
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on 17 November 2009
Lalah Hathaway has a mesmerising beautiful voice but the album is extremely slow and made up of lots of soulful ballads so don't expect a fast paced lively album as you will be disappointed. Her voice is stunning and I love listening to this album when I want to wind down so if that's what you are looking for then this is the album for you.
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on 22 September 2015
great album
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on 6 October 2008
Late night background music of only moderate quality. Some of the tracks seem to consist entirely of into.
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