Her 1968 Chess debut, expanded and improved! Etta's highest-charting album, At Last! includes the hits All I Could Do Was Cry; My Dearest Darling; Trust in Me , and the #2 R&B hit title track. This reissue adds four bonus cuts!
The R&B queen's classic collection is augmented this time around by a long-overdue digital remastering, plus a few bonus tracks, presumably for those who found the original album a little on the brief side. In addition to James's well-known hits, including "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "Stormy Weather," there are four additional songs: "My Heart Cries," "Spoonful," "It's a Crying Shame," and "If I Can't Have You." Although one might cynically suggest that these were added to give Etta fans something to purchase besides The Essential Etta James
, it's definitely true that these tracks are worth hearing. --Genevieve Williams