Before Women in Rock became a media mantra -- a Lilith-graced cottage industry -- there was Nancy.Before Heart got crazy on you, before Courtney found love and before Alanis had her first bad date, there was Nancy. There ... more »are also tracks here of assorted vintage that cry out Rock Radio Today -- first and foremost the melt-in-your-mouth "Sugar Me", plus "Candy Man," "Drummer Man" (featuring the great Hal Blaine) and the organ-driven "Happy", all which are infinitely more compelling than much of what her Lilith spawn apparently has to offer the airwaves of today.« less
Before Women in Rock became a media mantra -- a Lilith-graced cottage industry -- there was Nancy.Before Heart got crazy on you, before Courtney found love and before Alanis had her first bad date, there was Nancy. There are also tracks here of assorted vintage that cry out Rock Radio Today -- first and foremost the melt-in-your-mouth "Sugar Me", plus "Candy Man," "Drummer Man" (featuring the great Hal Blaine) and the organ-driven "Happy", all which are infinitely more compelling than much of what her Lilith spawn apparently has to offer the airwaves of today.
"For quite a few years now, I've been a big Nancy Sinatra fan. I currently own 11 of Nancy Sinatra's CD releases, including How Does It Feel. Once when visiting Nancy's official website, I stumbled onto a website feature "Nancy's Jukebox" and found the song "You're Gonna Make Love To Me" - naturally, I had my own thoughts about the song and decided to preview it. I was blown away by Nancy's vocals, the choir's vocals, and the melody I heard in the song. I also previewed another song, "Unconditional Love" - which I thought was a great song. So, when it came time to buy my Nancy Sinatra CDs in bulk, I bought this CD as well. Even though it has some bad songs on it, I became a lover on this CD with songs that I did like.Years ago, I remember lying in bed when I saw a tv commercial come on promoting a '60s music CD. I then heard "One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you" and saw a clip of the music video Nancy had done decades ago. I was immediately drawn to the sound of her voice and desperately tried to find out who it was that sung that (because the singers' names were never shown/mentioned). Somehow, even though I can't remember how, I found out it was Nancy Sinatra. I was an instant fan of her music.My favorite songs on How Does It Feel are these:"Sugar Me" - It seems like a slow song, but it has a psychadellic(sp) rhythm to it which makes it very addictive. I also love the guitar solo. 10/10"Unconditional Love" - A nice, old fashioned song. The sound of Nancy's voice blends in nicely with the melody. 10/10+"You're Gonna Make Love To Me" - My most favorite song on this album - Nancy's seductive voice, the female choir's vocals blending into Nancy's vocals, the smartly used lyrics, and the melody of the song - the best melody I've ever heard from out of all of the songs I've been listening to all of my life ( that's A LOT of songs.. I'm a big fan of music. =) ) makes this song the best Nancy song I've gotten my hands on. 10/10++!This is one of my more favorite Nancy CDs that I own.As stated below in another post, it is a shame that Nancy is underappreciated. Even though she went out on her own and sung as the studio her father was also singing at (when she was first starting out, without him knowing until later when "Boots" became a phenomenom), she was able to prove, though, that she was her own person and she wouldn't live in the shadow of her father - overall, sadly, she did and still does. I honestly prefer Nancy's music over Frank Sr.'s anytime. She shows how very unique she is through her music and her personality. I hope to attain Nancy's other releases that I do not own yet, along with any future releases that come out.Keep them boots walkin', Nancy. =)"
GREAT NEW NANCY ALBUM...Feels great to me!
J. Stearns | San Francisco, CA | 05/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In respose to the review above: True, the best place to start off, if you're a new Nancy Sinatra fan is Rhino's compilation "The Hit Years." "How Does It Feel?" feels great to me. But then again, I have been a huge Nancy fan for many years now. So this album was certainly a treat for me, as I believe it was for any true Nancy fan. To hear songs never before released is quite exciting, especially coming from an artist you adore. Nancy Sinatra is a much underappreciated artist, and just think about it: She had to live in the shadow of her famous father and when people think "Sinatra," they think wonderful, and Nancy is a disappointment to some. Sure her vocal talents aren't up to Streisand's or her dad's, but look at her! Still has a huge following and continues to do what she loves to do! (which is great for us fans). So, if you're a new Nancy fan, stick with "The Hit Years." But if you're a REAL Nancy fan, "How Does That Feel?" will not let you down!"
How does it feel? It feels great.
Josh Andrews | El Paso, TX USA | 07/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the woman who had 21 song sto grace the Billboard Hot 100 Chart - comes "How Does It Feel?" One of her more better albums, in my eyes. With songs like "Sweet Talkin' Candy Man", a catchy old personality song, "Unconditional Love", a song that I always picture dancers from Grease dancing to.. and my most favorite Nancy song.. "You're Gonna Make Love To Me" which should've been a Hot 100 easily.. I guess the song was too vulgar. Why I like that song? Two of the bigger reasons are because of Nancy's seductive, alluring voice and the way she sings the lyrics, along with its catchy energetic rhythm. It'll sure get you in a good mood and make you feel as if you're the sexiest thing alive when you sing it. All in all, I suggest buying this album. Although few of its songs aren't really as successful as her others and lack interest, it's one of her more better albums. If you're looking for an unique, intriguing album - then buy this one."
Excellent work from an underappreciated talent!
Josh Andrews | 05/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nancy Sinatra is one of the most underappreciated recording artists ever. Even so she keeps going. This album showcases some of her singles, album tracks and unreleased songs. My favorites are the excellent cover of The Temptations "Get Ready", "Sweet Talkin' Candy Man" and "One Jump Ahead Of The Storm". The later two songs would have fit in nicely on Nancy's sorely underappreciated 1995 comeback album, "One More Time". My absolute favorite Nancy Sinatra song ever happens to be "Happy" and it is included also. I encourage everyone to give Nancy a try and you will find out that she was not Lee Hazelwood's puppet. She was a and still is a very talented artist. Here's hoping Nancy's boots keep walkin' many, many more miles!"
If Feels GREAT
Josh Andrews | 08/20/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The artwork alone is worth the price of the CD!! Nancy in her Boots and that's it folks..The songs aren't too shabby either. Remakes of some of the most memorable songs from the sixties to present, are included here. This is the niceness and the "nastiness" of Nancy, and in my opinion, one of the best to date. One slick movin', fast ridin', crank it up CD..."