Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Lots of variety on this vintage set
J. B Brent | Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"GLORY OF LOVE was released in 1967 by A&M Records (SP 3003) and was reissued on CD (#827) in 1988, now out of print. This package contains a delightful blend of soul, bossa nova and ballads with interesting orchestral and vocal background arrangements. Tracks include "No Use Crying," "Hold on I'm Coming" (an energetic Sam & Dave cover), "Glory of Love," "Unchain My Heart," "House of the Rising Sun," "The Letter," "Upa Neguinho," "Love is Stronger Far than We," "Oh How I Want to Love You" (a Mann composition) and "In & Out" (a duet with Hubert Laws). It's high time this album was made available domestically again."
mike | Adelaide, Australia | 01/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've just been lucky enough to find an old LP of this and I think it has to be up there with the best of Herbie's work. After listening to it for a couple of weeks, it just keeps getting better. It's cool. A BIG reason for this is because of drummer Grady Tate - the man is WICKED!
The whole album has a nice groove and it definately swings in places. While I can't claim to have heard all of Herb's versions of "Hold On", I think that the version here is a lot better than the one on the over-rated "Memphis Underground". Stand out tracks for me are "The Letter" (think Boxtops and Joe Cocker) on which Grady is in fine form with some hot vibes by Roy Ayers, "Upa Neguinho" - great bossa nova, and "Oh, How I Want to Love You" which finds Herbie in a slow, dirty, funky, ghetto mood. Great stuff!
Certainly deserves to be back in print!
R.I.P Herbie and thanks for the music.