on 7 April 2014
Well it's certainly my favourite Soul album and is in my top 5 albums in all of the music genres that I listen to.
I don't know why it has taken Soul Brother Records so long to release this when they released Lady Love and Give Me Your Love earlier as, in my opinion, it is much stronger than any of Barbara's other Buddha LPs. Perhaps the earlier albums have broader appeal because they contain better known songs or possibly because they were originally earlier releases. Anyway, as this was unavailable until recently I ended up buying an expensive Japanese release in order have it on CD.
All of the songs are great and some of the ballads are absolutely stunning. Some of the notes that she hits are a bit cracked/wobbly but I think that only adds to the feeling of emotion rather than being a problem. Barbara replies to Shirley Brown's Woman To Woman on the song From His Woman To You and there are lots of other songs that deal with relationships, love triangles and cheating. I think that this is the most consistent album that Barbara Mason ever made and plays like a suite of connected songs that make listening to it in one go a complete pleasure. This is a great album that is well worth the money.
Thank you Soul Brother Records. Now if I can only get a copy of Shirley Brown's Intimate Storm where she once again responds to Barbara claim over her man on UK CD I'll be very happy. I'll also be ordering Transition as well as this is another excellent Barbara Mason album