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Stay With Me: Best of
Lorraine Ellison
Stay With Me: Best of
Genres: Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Lorraine Ellison
Title: Stay With Me: Best of
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ichiban
Release Date: 9/26/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019011210629, 019011210643

CD Reviews

Contains the single most monumental vocal performance ever. | Santa Rosa, California | 01/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quite simply, the title track will make your hair stand on end. Think of Aretha Franklin crossed with the "River Deep, Mountain High"-era Tina Turner, and then multiply your conception by 10. You still won't have come close to imagining Ellison's power and expressiveness. On technical terms, her performance is breathtaking. As emotional expression, it is nothing less than ravishing; it sounds as though her heart is being torn out of her while she sings. Frankly, the rest of her recorded work is pretty lukewarm, but for "Stay With Me" alone, you absolutely have to hear this."
Finally available elsewhere
Eric Levy | Chicago | 08/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone interested in Ms. Ellison's work who doesn't want to spend so much on this out-of-print Best of, Rhino Handmade has just annoucned a three-disc collection that includes all 23 songs from this album, plus much more. As always with Rhino Handmade it's a limited edition, so go straight to their website if you're want to spend much less money for way more music."
rollo | usa | 08/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Singers come and go. That is what Lorraine Ellison did. She Only appeared on 3 albums of her own and the soundtrack for the movie The Landlord. This record contains a large block of her recordings for Warner Brothers during the 70's. Most of the performances here are first rate; even the throwaway songs. For those of us who are fortunate enough to have this CD, we are truly blessed. Too bad they left off of this CD her performances with the Oliver Nelson arrangements. 'When Love Flies Away'(which would make you cry) and "What Is A Woman". Nevertheless, Lorraine was a true treasure. This is real R&B soul sung the way it is supposed to be sung. Lorraine was a "belter" who could deliver a song in a most profound and powerful, yet sweet manner. Aretha and Patti LaBelle had success, Lorraine had cancer and she checked out too soon. Thank heaven that Lorraine made these reciedings. Buy this record. (if you can find it)It will truly rock your soul."