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3.7 out of 5 stars
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Nothing's Impossible
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on 9 May 2010
Burke teams up with the legendary Willie Mitchell here. Apparently, Mitchell had been after him for more than thirty years but, so Burke says : "Jerry Wexler prevented it". So on paper this would have been an ideal partnership. For me it weas reason enough to buy this after having heard only one track : Anne Murray's "You Needed Me". That fine song is given a splendid here.
On the whole though it seems too little too late. Burke's age (and girth?)is beginnig to show in his voice. And whilst Mitchell's arrangements and production cannot be faulted, the choice of material could have been better. The Anne Murray song was a good choice, but why were not more classics picked or a groovy up tempo belter? Is the big man not up to those anymore?
You're not Alone and The Error of my Ways are two other good songs. The latter in particular proves an early Atlantic, late at night bluesy Ray Charles sort of thing.
Amazon doesn't allow me to give half points so, as a long time Solomon Burke fan I rounded this up to three.
Let us hope there is still more to come. I'd say Buke should go back to his roots, lay off the touring and find his own Rick Rubin.
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on 23 January 2016
Wonderful album. Willie Mitchell always brought out the best in his artists and this is no exception. Burke's best record for decades and a fine example of how to make a soul record in the 21st century without resorting to pastiche. What a goodbye from two giants.
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on 13 October 2010
I remember the first time I heard a Solomon Burke track - in 1968 - Keep A Light In Your Window. It was a revelation. Well, in his final album, Solomon Burke has embodied the entire history of soul music. Another revelation. This is just a wonderful album.
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on 30 September 2010
Every single tract is a joy to listen to. Great to wind down in the evening with the mellow voice and simple and touching lyrics. ENJOY
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on 9 August 2010
Two words, Willie Mitchell, who dominate sthis record. In fact, I wonder who I have loved all these years, Al Green or Willie Mitchell, as this is just an 'Al Green' record sung by Solomon... Willie Mitchell has created a great Willie Mitchell record, but Solomon is poorly served as his identity has been consumed by Willie Mitchell.

having said all that, this is a good record...
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on 22 December 2015
Ok
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on 25 January 2012
This is probably the worst Solomon Burke album he ever put out. The beats are so old and tired, the strings and sax are worthy of a cd you'd hear in a cheap restaurant. Sure Solomon tries his best and he belts out some of the numbers but i think he can tell that the music is lame. I returned this cd because i don't ever want it to spoil the other brilliant music he has put out. Spend your money on another of his albums.
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