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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Wake Up Call !, 23 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Wake Up! (Audio CD)
Crikey! Soul music really doesn't get much better than this!
(Actually, music of any creed or kind doesn't get much better than this!)

John Legend's collaboration with The Roots is a sonic marriage
made in heaven. Mr Legend has always had a fine voice but
on 'Wake Up!' he digs deep and comes back with the most
confident and convincing performances of his estimable career.

If I had to choose one song from the big bunch of great songs
to have flowered and flourished in the listening world this year
i'll take this ensemble's rendition of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes'
'Wake Up Everybody' (featuring the additional dulcet tones of
Common and Melanie Flora) to take with me to my desert island!
It really is wonderful beyond words. Buy it for this track alone
and then open up your ears and heart to the many other treasures
waiting to enchant, beguile and thrill you!

Marvin Gaye's 'Wholly Holy' is also given a truly sublime work-out
which really will make the hair stand up along your neck and spine!
So too the jaunty gospel-blues of Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How
It Would Feel To Be Free', it's glorious message, given new breath,
life and relevance, as powerfully true as it ever was! Stunning!!

John Stephens' uplifting composition 'Shine' brings the project to a
mellow and memorable conclusion. Mr Legend sings it like an angel!

The instrumental and vocal arrangements are never less than
consummately realised. The production is warm, vivid and wholly alive.

A Masterpiece. Nothing more, nothing less!
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2010 02:13:17 GMT
John Stephens is John Legend. 'Legend' is his stage name!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2010 21:59:27 GMT
The Wolf says:
Dear R.J.

Will Smith is Legend too.
I, however, am clearly not!
Thanks for your shrewd observation.

Best Wishes

The Wolf

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2011 20:20:29 GMT
Who cares. Still a first class review as usual with views I fully share. So much better than J.L's Evolver. Check out the Roots new collaboration with Betty WRight. I ordered it without a listen. I suspect you should to? It is essential for 2011 in my view.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 18:57:11 GMT
The Wolf says:
Dear AG

Thanks for your comments and the tip.

Best Wishes

The Wolf
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