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Not Quite The Best Of:
on 28 June 2014
I was really looking forward to playing this cd and before it arrived "At Last" had been swimming around in my head for a couple of days. It was a let down because I did not know this was an "OLD" Etta James, and not the originals I was expecting. It is not the best. But it is not the worst either. These are "live" recordings and one can imagine low lights, a smoky atmosphere and a singer of a certain age sitting next to the very accomplished pianist. It is mood music and I think it will grow on me.
There are some wonderful songs, and Etta James gives her own interpretation. In all honesty, you will have to be a fan to really enjoy this album.