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Linda Lewis - Reach For The Truth: Best Of The Reprise Years 1971-1974 (2009) [Remastered]

Jazz, Pop, Japan Editions | Author: artmuss | 4-03-2015, 19:12
Linda Lewis - Reach For The Truth: Best Of The Reprise Years 1971-1974 (2009) [Remastered]
Artist: Linda Lewis
Title Of Album: Reach For The Truth: Best Of The Reprise Years 1971-1974
Year Of Release: 2009
Label (Catalog#): Warner Japan [WPCR 13412]
Country: US
Genre: Soul, Vocal, Funk, Jazz, Pop
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 1:12:01
Full Size: 436 mb

Digitally remastered 23 track collection featuring the best of Linda Lewis' four albums for the Reprise label. She once opened on tour for Cat Stevens, exposing her to a readymade mass audience. Her signature style of folk, jazz, blues n funk predates India.Arie by a few decades.

Although one of her later albums was titled Woman Overboard, singer/songwriter Linda Lewis never made much of a splash in the States. Maybe she was just a little ahead of, or behind, the times with her jazz/pop/soul/folk. Or, more likely, her squeaky little girlish voice just wasn't taken seriously enough in the pre-Cyndi Lauper era. Heavily influenced by Stevie Wonder, she released three very good albums plus the Heartstrings compilation during the titular years, all of which are represented in the anthology Reach for the Truth: Best of the Reprise Years 1971-74. Generously packed with 23 tracks including one previously unreleased selection (a closing acoustic demo version of "Red Light Ladies," the tune that also opens the album), rare photos, extensive liner notes, and track-by-track descriptions from Lewis in the 24-page book, it's hard to imagine a more perfect single-disc representation of her material from these years. Those who caught up with the singer later in her career when she gravitated to her slicker disco/pop mode (exemplified by her version of Betty Everett's "The Shoop Shoop Song"), might find this more organic approach too self-conscious, but the material holds up surprisingly well nearly 30 years after it was recorded. In fact, a more extensive collection that might include her less substantial work for Arista would weaken the impact of this disc. Unlike many collections that are compiled by the artist, this delivers a near-perfect overview of the period's highlights, seen through the filter of the decades. Dated slightly by the piano-heavy production, the sound remains crisp with Lewis' remarkable voice and shimmering tunes commanding the spotlight. The non-chronological sequencing is particularly effective, and only the lack of individual musician credits by song keeps this from being a definitive package from this short but productive period.

23 track collection featuring the best of Linda Lewis' four albums for the Reprise label. She once opened on tour for Cat Stevens, exposing her to a readymade mass audience. Her signature style of folk, jazz, blues n funk predates India.Arie by a few decades.

TRACKLIST:

1 Red Light Ladies 2:21
2 Old Smokey 3:21
3 Donkey's Years 2:54
4 I Dunno 3:24
5 Gladly Give You My Hand 2:40
6 Spring Song 2:07
7 Reach For The Truth 4:49
8 Sideway Shuffle 3:15
9 On The Stage 3:44
10 Fathoms Deep 3:50
11 Guffer 4:23
12 Waterbaby 3:54
13 Wise Eyes 2:46
14 I'm In Love Again 3:47
15 Goodbye Joanna 3:10
16 Hampstead Way 3:40
17 Feeling Feeling 3:03
18 Funky Kitchen 1:08
19 Rock A Doodle Do 3:24
20 What Are You Asking Me For? 2:48
21 We Can Win 2:46
22 Moles 1:38
23 Red Light Ladies (Alternate Acoustic Demo) 2:40





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