Stickin' to my guns
lorena | 03/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"etta james is a classic and there are some very good songs on this album. if you like etta you will probably like this cd, but i don't think it is one of her best. my major complaint was i thought the production and arrangements on many of the songs were too polished and lacked spontaneity. as such, they didn't seem to be well matched to etta's vocal style. perhaps this was an effort to make her more accessible to a wider, more rock oriented audience."
Ettas comeback trail
lorena | carlsbad, nm United States | 11/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first etta james album I ever listened to and fell in love with her soulful voice. I have all of her cds now from the 60s to present. Her version of your good thing is about to end has a haunting quality to it. Production on this album is also quite good. I would buy this album for that one song."
"Out of the Rain" stands above the rest
Ernest Roberts | Amelia, Va USA | 12/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Etta James' cover of Tony Joe White's "Out of the Rain" is, by itself, worth the price of the CD but the rest of the collection is also very fine. This CD is one that I wasn't aware of until I saw the Lawrence Fishburne movie "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" and the closing theme was "Out of the Rain".
Great song by a great vocalist."