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Another Journey
Another Journey
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3.0 out of 5 stars What would be great is if we had another stunning recording performance from ..., 16 July 2016
This review is from: Another Journey (Audio CD)
I saw Gladys Knight at the Royal Albert Hall on 2nd July this year. She is in marvellous voice and just a consummate performer. With a repertoire so vast, it is difficult to capture her years of recording in a one night performance. The crowd were in rapturous response and she deserved the accolades. What would be great is if we had another stunning recording performance from Gladys, to build on her recent gospel works, but not on this recording, which is light - in terms of the number of songs and their quality. What I would love Gladys to do is a tribute album to the songbook of Sam Dees. Obviously she has recorded his stuff in the past, and co-composed with him, but his legacy would suit Gladys' voice down to the ground and her interpretations would I am sure be legendary. No obvious stuff, but the catalogue is so diverse, from deep soul to social awareness settings, I am sure she would, with young producers, with Sam on backing vocals, produce an album that would reach out to old soul stalwarts and new afficianados alike - including those of you who adore Adele. Gladys, please let's have at lease one more absolutely solid soul recording, particularly in the vein of the I Feel A Song album - but with more tracks!!


The Theory of Joy
The Theory of Joy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful to have Ian back on disc, 9 July 2016
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Wonderful to have Ian back on disc. Marvellous singer ... I just wish he would record a new CD every 12 months!!


The Dreamer
The Dreamer
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars with a better take on blues, 8 Feb. 2015
This review is from: The Dreamer (Audio CD)
More consistent and varied than Aretha, with a better take on blues, R&B, rock and roll and jazz too!, Etta never got the acclaim that she so truly deserved. Her earliest track are still vital, just listen to "The Pick Up" from the early 50s and then listen to her recordings from the early 60s that led to her deep soul stuff. She kept at it, reinventing herself with quality and integrity. I loathed the All The Way CD but that is the only thing I find a problem. The only dud song on here is here her newest version of Groove Me, which she has recorded in the 70s, so much better. Her version of Dreamer is a dream! Compare this to Aretha's latest failed effort and you realise how marvellous Etta truly was as a vital artist. The much neglected Irma Thomas suffers the same critical fate. Meanwhile other artists with no history of this music, which they often aspire too, sell buckets and buckets of volume. The modern marketing world is good for them but sad for artistic integrity. Beyoncé, please .....?


Portraits of Bob Dylan
Portraits of Bob Dylan
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4.0 out of 5 stars but I like it quite a lot, 22 Nov. 2014
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Bought it for Phoebe Snow, but I like it quite a lot.


Naked City
Naked City
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 22 Nov. 2014
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Only bought it for Phoebe Snow


18 With a Bullet
18 With a Bullet
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 22 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: 18 With a Bullet (Audio CD)
Pointless


Johnnie Be Back
Johnnie Be Back

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 22 Nov. 2014
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Good, but bought it for Phoebe Snow


Hot Spot
Hot Spot
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 22 Nov. 2014
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Only bought it for Phoebe Snow


Promises Of A Brand New Day
Promises Of A Brand New Day
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Nov. 2014
Superb as always


Swingin' Life
Swingin' Life
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 22 Nov. 2014
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Need more of Marlena Shaw and Nancy Wilson!!


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