Everlasting

April 8, 2014 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 8, 2014
  • Release Date: April 8, 2014
  • Label: Vinyl Recordings
  • Copyright: 2014 Vinyl Recordings
  • Total Length: 39:01
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00JFXDXLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,084 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great voice and good selection of songs.
James E. Kiser
Would like a new Martina album w new songs soon...listening to holiday music wishing she had new holiday cd and new CD that Sanvta might stuff in my stocking!
Harry
Love this CD, very fast service thank you!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on April 9, 2014
Format: Audio CD
As people who are familiar with my musical tastes know, I am a huge country music fan, but I like plenty of other music including R+B oldies, especially but not only Motown. The prospect of Martina McBride recording an album of R+B oldies was therefore an appealing one, and while the result wasn't quite what I expected, it gives me enormous pleasure. Whether it gives all of Martina's fans the same pleasure I cannot say, but other early reviews are encouraging.

This is not a collection of R+B songs interpreted in a country style; that sort of thing has been done before and it can work well, but it's not what this album is about. Martina clearly decided that if she was going to record a collection of R+B songs, she was going to find a producer who would know how to make an authentic R+B album that would bring her music to a wider audience. This album is the result. The album title, while appropriate, led me to expect that Everlasting love (written by Robert Knight, who had an American hit with it, but a #1 UK hit for Love Affair) would be among the tracks. Maybe it was considered, or even recorded for possible inclusion, but it's not here. Plenty of other excellent songs are.

I was very familiar with 8 of the 12 songs here prior to buying and hearing this album, and the other four sound great. Maybe I've heard some of them before, but I'll check that out in due course. I might even end up buying the original versions if I haven't got them already.

This is a great collection of R+B oldies, performed as if Martina had always been singing this material, and I hope it brings her a whole lot of new fans. I also hope that Martina hasn't abandoned country music for good, but I get the impression that country radio stations are more interested in newer, younger artists, so I'll trust her judgement.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison on April 8, 2014
Format: Audio CD
I’m not particularly a country fan but it is evident that most women country singers have really great voices and, unlike pop singers, often have long careers that allow them to develop and progress. Martina McBride is such a singer and I was drawn to this CD by its ambition – she covers songs by the very best soul singers - Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Etta James - not to mention the covers of Elvis, Van Morrison and Diana Ross etc but could she pull it off? In her favour was that Don Was was in the producer’s chair, with his experience in producing Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-winning ‘Nick of time’, and the album was recorded in her own Blackbird Studios in Nashville, with her husband John engineering.

I regard Aretha as the greatest ever soul singer and I admit that I was skeptical of a cover of Dan Penn’s great song “Do right woman, do right man” but Martina’s version is good, a no-nonsense laid-back interpretation closer to Dan’s own version than Aretha’s. Phew! She repeats the trick with a stripped-down reading of Redding’s “I’ve been loving you too long” and also a really authentic version of Cooke’s “Bring it on home to me”, where she shares the vocals with the very soulful Gavin DeGraw. Similarly one of my old soul favourites Etta James/Sugar Pie DeSanto’s classic “In the basement” is recreated in funky fashion, with Marina dueting with Kelly Clarkson. Another Chess Records’ blues classic Little Walter’s “My babe” is also covered and is surprisingly good with a really nice swing, while Fred Neil’s beautiful folky downbeat “Little bit of rain” is a gentle contrast to the other songs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Berryman on April 10, 2014
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An interesting album; most tracks would rate a "10" on a scale of 10. Martina has a beautiful and accurate voice, and she proves that she can sing almost any song really well. The arrangements are mostly excellent, with good musicians. Recording quality is above average, too. I like it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kristen Maloney on April 15, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Martina McBride has something the country singers don't have a lot of today-longevity. She seems to reinvent herself but not at the cost of being a sell out or being untrue to herself or to her fans. Country music has been taken over by the big boys it seems and whatever reason which I can't seem to understand, women are hardly played anymore. With this album we get to hear Martina's AMAZING voice that is missing from the radio and her awesome remakes. Although these remakes are way before my time, I do recognize a lot of them. My favs are easily Wild Night and My Babe (THIS SONG ROCKS)-I had heard of Wild Night but not My Babe (my favorite on this album).

Martina will be 80 years old and will STILL be the best country singer out there!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stacie Gorkow on April 8, 2014
Format: Audio CD
You will find the songs on EVERLASTING familiar to you. Martina gives a country twist on some classic R&B and Soul hits. If you love Martina's previous CD's you will be a fan of her versions of some soulful tunes. These songs are great for a quiet evening at home or a candlelight dinner with a loved one. My favorites are "Come See About Me" "To Know Him Is to Love Him" and the fun "In the Basement" with Kelly Clarkson. You may just have to get up and dance to that one!
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