Prime Music
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by AbundaTrade!
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All discs are inspected for quality. Item may have small stickers or notations. Super-fast Shipping. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.38
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • It's a Woman's World
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

It's a Woman's World


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, January 11, 2000
"Please retry"
$6.99
$3.75 $1.79

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Walk Right Back 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. It's A Woman's World 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. And I Will Sing A Song For You 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Never Forget Your First 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A Perfect Rendezvous 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Don't Keep Runnin' (In And Out Of My Life) 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'll Keep You Dry Through The Rain 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. No Regrets 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Easier Said Than Done 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. (When The Time Comes) For Saying Goodbye 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon's Brenda Holloway Store

Visit Amazon's Brenda Holloway Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 11, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Volt
  • ASIN: B00002SWJX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

BRENDA HOLLOWAY

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Pickering on July 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
As a long-time fan of Brenda, I'd like to offer an alternative and very positive review of this album and wish her the best of success. For those who don't know, Brenda Holloway is alive and well and still sounds and looks great in her frequent live performances. After a few listens, Brenda's new album holds its own against any of the current crop of slow-jam stylings offered by today's self-styled 'divas'. It begins surprisingly with an original arrangement of the Everly Brothers oldie 'Walk right back', with girl group and sax backing. Brenda's pleading voice is as strong as ever, with no loss of the high register, which often affects modern recordings made by some more famous 60's soul singers. Eight of the remainder of the tracks were written by veteran Fantasy producers Fred Pittman and Preston Glass. This, together with the persistent use of synthesizers and the mechanical drum sound which pervade modern soul music, brings a certain lack of distinctiveness to some of the numbers. The title track, however, is a slowie with a strong hook and prominent vocal back-up behind Brenda's great voice. The next three tracks are slow smooth ballads, all of which bear repeated listening, especially perhaps 'A perfect rendezvous' with its breathy talkie-bit, complete with giggle. 'Don't keep runnin'' is a catchy mid-pace item sung against the chants of the background singers. It's as worthy of success as any of a number of current hits. No up-tempo songs are in evidence here, as Brenda continues with the slow and dreamy 'I'll keep you dry', and the jerky 'No regrets', which is again set against a mellow guitar hook and nice work from the vocal back-up group (sounds like girls, but it's Angela Sessions plus Preston Glass, according to the sleeve notes).Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
What do I like about Brenda Holloway's album, "It's a Woman's World"? Her VOICE! I'd give you ten Beyonces for one Brenda Holloway, any day of the week. Rich, lush, soulful..., all of these adjectives describe Ms Holloway's beautiful burnished contralto voice. What don't I like about the album? Well, almost everything else.

"It's a Woman's World" was recorded in 1999 - 35 years after Ms Holloway's first hit, "Every Little Bit Hurts." According to author Nelson George, Brenda Holloway was "... the most beautiful woman ever signed to Motown...." But Ms Holloway wasn't just a pretty face - not only was she a fine singer, she was also an excellent song writer. Which brings me back to "It's a Woman's World."

Ms Holloway is still a fine singer, but let's be blunt - there are certain songs, or perhaps more particularly, lyrics - that an almost 60 year old woman should not sing. I mean come on, to put words like "A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do," (from the title song), in the mouth of a woman with a voice like Ms Holloway's is just silly. The fact that she was able to sing this line without breaking out laughing is a testimony to her professionalism. Unfortunately there's more than a little of this sort'a lyric in the ten songs on the album.

I'm also not a fan of drum machines and synthesizers. ALL of the instruments were "... played or programmed by Preston Glass," (Mr Glass also co-produced and co-arranged the album, and wrote or co-wrote most of the songs). To my ears, there's something "lifeless" about such "music" - and that's a real shame because there's so much life in Ms Holloway's voice.

Finally, there are the back-up singers: Mr Glass, (Mr Glass was VERY busy on this album), and Angel Sessions.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By G. Carter on August 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I was happy to see Brenda release a new cd! Most of the songs are mid-tempo with Brenda's still strong voice, 'Don't Keep Runnin'' would've been great for urban radio stations, 'Never Forget Your First', 'No Regrets', 'Easier Said Than Done' are my favorites, although Preston Glass does a great job with the instrumental programming, i hope for the next cd they use real musicians. I think Brenda's long time fans will be happy with this cd.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
From the time "Every Little Bit Hurts" broke on the charts in 1964, I've been a fan of Brenda Holloway. A trip to Pandora radio one afternoon revealed that she was still actively touring AND recording- 50 YEARS LATER! I started buying all of Ms. Holloway's available recordings that Amazon had to offer, including this one. Ms. Holloway's voice is still as clean, pure and strong as ever. She is definitely one of those rare artists that can put the yellow pages of any city to music and produce a classic. REAL VOCAL TALENT should only be accompanied by REAL INSTRUMENTS- not electronic samples; and the songs could have been a lot stronger- these are my sole objections to this collection. My personal favorites are "Walk Right Back", "I'll Keep You Dry From the Rain" (maybe Ms. Holloway will do another gospel project), and "(When the Time Comes) For Saying Goodbye". I'm glad to see that her popularity has gained new momentum- she deserves it. Thanks Volt Records.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


newbury_comics Privacy Statement newbury_comics Shipping Information newbury_comics Returns & Exchanges