She has a depth of emotional understanding that surpasses what many of those singers did in the R&B world back in the 60s and 70s. Bettye has brought the old methods of her genre into the modern world in a new way. --Pete Townshend
Bettye Lavette sounds great singing these British rock classic songs. I like the majority of these songs. She is not a household name to most people, but she is a moving performer. My favorite track is the funky first cut "The Word". My other favorite track is the up tempo song "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" This song is very groovy. Bettye gives the Led Zeppelin classic a good soulful touch. I really like this song too. "Salt Of The Earth" is an uplifting song. This song is a tribute to all the hard working people in the earth. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is another good song. Bettye sounds smooth and sensual on this song. "It Don't Come Easy" is a song with great soulful sound. The guitar playing is good on this track. I don't really care for the song "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me". I don't like the musical arrangement of this song. The tempo of the song is too slow for me. Another song I don't care for is "No Time To Live". This song sounds too sleepy for me. Her best slow songs are "Isn't It A Pity" and "Love Reign O'er Me. "Love Reign O'er Me" is a moving performance from the Kennedy Center Honors. The piano playing is beautiful here on this song. It is one of the highlights on this disc. Bettye sounds very heartfelt and honest on these tracks. I like the feeling of sentiment that Bettye creates on the song "Wish You Were Here" very much. Most of this music is very good, so I will give this disc a solid four star rating.
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