Natalie Cole&Peabo Bryson We're The Best Of Friends
Nathaniel Marsaleno McGhee | Cleveland, Ohio United States | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Natalie Cole's 2nd 1979 Album We're The Best Of Friends is her duet Album with Peabo Bryson.Keeping with the theme of the 1970's Gimme Some Time and I Want To Be Where You Are are Disco,This Love Affair,We're The Best Of Friends and You Send Me are R&B,Love Will Find You,The Remake of Let's Fall In Love and the Remake of Bobby Caldwell's What You Won't Do For Love are Contemporary Jazz with the Rerelease of Natalie Cole's Solo Country Classic Your Lonely Heart turned into a Peabo Bryson duet with some Country Yodelling bieng added at the end."
This Is A Masterful Duets Album!
S. Sarabia | Portland, ME, USA | 02/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Following a string of four Gold and two Platinum albums, "We're the Best of Friends" is reminiscent of Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams' album, "That's What Friends Are For." Cut for cut, the listener is treated to a very warm and soothing array of Disco-ish (but not really,) R&B that was typical of the late 70's sound. However, the entire album leans much more toward R&B than anything else. The true beauty of it lies within the slower songs such as "This Love Affair," the title cut and the closing cut, "Love Will Find You," penned by Peabo himself. There's also a very jazzy remake and medley of "Let's Fall in Love/You Send Me," which is impeccably sung. The harmonies are extraordinary between the two labelmate vocalists and it's no wonder it went Gold, thus making it Natalie's 5th Gold record. The lead singles were "Gimme Some Time," which I LOVE and "What You Won't Do for Love," a Bobby Caldwell remake. It follows the gold "I Love You So," but finds Natalie in a more comfortable, more R&B-oriented place. I highly recommend it. It's a beautiful album. :-)"
Natalie At Her Vocal Best--Peabo's OK, too.
Theron S Beaver | Detroit, MI | 06/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For me, Natalie Cole is one of the most under rated song writers ever. On "We're the Best of Friends" Miss Cole proves her vocal prowess and songwriting skills on tracks such as "Gimme Some Time" and the outstanding "Your Lonely Heart". She even yodels on "Your Lonely Heart" combining country, pop, and R&B in a seamless duet with Mr. Bryson. Natalie displays her top-notch vocal chops on the R&B classic "What You Won't Do For Love", the stand-out track on this album. Her voice swoops and swerves over a jazz influenced track, making her performance comparable with Barbra Streisand or jazz greats Sarah Vaughn or Ella Fitzgerald. All in all, "We're the Best of Friends" is a classic, mellow album with fine production and excellent vocal performances from Natalie Cole. Peabo's OK, too. I forgot to mention the excellent "Let's Fall in Love/ You Send Me.""