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July 21, 2009

Song Title
The Same Love That Made Me Laugh (Album Version)
Green Grass (Album Version)
Ruby Lee (Album Version)
Heartbreak Road
Can We Pretend
Make a Smile for Me
Railroad Man

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 28, 2008
  • Release Date: July 28, 2008
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
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  • Total Length: 37:45
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  • ASIN: B002GKK23C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,140 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Called a forgotten gem June 1, 2010
By E M
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I would like to state first that it is a travesty that more than half Bill Withers' catalogue is still out of print. Bill Withers was a contemporary of Al Green and is just as good in my opinion; and yet all of Al Green's albums are still in print, or at least easy to obtain, but Bill Withers' albums are not. I hope this changes.
I am ecstatic that this album has been released and it is indeed a masterpiece and I feel it is easily as good as his first two albums. "You," "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh," "Green Grass," "Ruby Lee," "Heartbreak Road" are all utterly amazing and could easily have been played on the radio. The liner notes give an excellent background on the tracks featuring information provided By Bill for this release. I really hope this release sparks an interest in Bill Withers albums because there are some other ones that I wish they would release.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hallelujah, the wait is over! February 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
At long last the wait is over to play this incredible music in CD format. The wait has been painful but music lovers everywhere won on February 16, 2010. Bill Withers made many great recordings but +'Justments is the "Masterpiece" long overdue. I hope it spurs the release of his entire catalog on CD in the near future. Thanks to whomever is responsible for restoring a gem. May it never go out of print.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, well, it's about time. March 17, 2010
Format:Audio CD
One of Mr. Wither's classics that should've been released a long time ago along with his first two titles. Glad some label had the presence of mind to release this one on disc. Way to go! Looking forward to enjoying this piece real soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Soul/Funk Singer-Songwriter At The Crossroads November 14, 2012
Format:Audio CD
With his first two studio albums there were signs that Bill Withers was going to be not only a vital but significant presence on the music world. His music was full of soul and funk oozing from all ends,his song writing and lyrics filled with as much personal intimacy and reflection as he could muster and he was also able to deliver it in a manner that all people could find something to relate to it. Most importantly,he did so with a good deal of personal humility and strength of character as well. Somehow or other,following his hugely successful Carengie Hall concert documented in the amazingLive at Carnegie Hall album Bill Withers seemed to fade from popularity somewhat. Here was a talent who projected more staying power than most early on,and he seemed to be running out of steam commercial and almost willingly so. At the same time creatively,it was a totally different matter.

Following what appears to be a loose concept about the coming and going in a relationship,the album starts with my favorite cut about a lady in psycho therapy only able to admit everyone's flaws but her own like,as Withers points out "like someone who loves Jesus but not Jews". As with "Ruby Lee","The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" and "Green Grass" these songs feature a wonderfully fluid,percussive folk/funk groove full of electric piano and often the beautiful flute soloing of the often unsung Dorothy Ashby. A similar flavor comes about on "Can We Pretend" and "Make A Smile For Me" On "Stories" it's a very old gospel piano inspired ballad and on "Can We Pretend" Jose Feleciano's guitar playing adds to the richly composed atmosphere of the song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars mistah chaley sezz July 14, 2009
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I had this album back in the '70s and lost it. I've looking for another copy for the longest, i wished that it had been on a cd, but i can change that. this is a great album, some of bill withers best work in my opinion.
its full of life's experiences and observations. i'm glad i was able to locate another copy. for anyone who loves bill withers and is collecting his music, this is a "got to have" piece of work, take my word for it....
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love Bill Withers...... October 6, 2012
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Purchased this CD because I love this artist. The clarity of voice, the instruments, the music, absolutely "LOVE" it. The price was reasonable, the product arrived on time, I am very pleased with the purchase. It seems only Amazon specializes with the 'older artists', and the availability of finding thier product online. Very satisfied with my purchase, and I highly recommend it to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bill Withers January 4, 2012
By jing
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD was hard to find in the record stores. Thank you Amazon for making it available online. It arrived in time for Christmas. The songs are beautiful and soulful, Bill Withers is superb as always.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars +-Justments by Bill Withers
I am in the process of reconnecting with all the artists I love. Bill Withers is one of them. My LPs are in such poor condition, the logical step was to replace them with CDs. Read more
Published on June 29, 2011 by LaBimmer
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE
This is my favorite music from Bill Wither. And it takes a lot to by a favorite. His first album was my favorite. Then I heard Still Bill and it was close. Read more
Published on June 15, 2011 by Lester L. Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than New Soul
Although much of the concerns on this album appear dated the music holds up rather well and was a better investment that most excursions into factory-produced modern soul... Read more
Published on May 2, 2011 by Eric R. Sturms
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous R&B album finally on CD
Of course the album had been released on CD before by the great Raven records in Australia, but when I decided to finally pop online and buy it, I found out that this re-release... Read more
Published on July 5, 2010 by Didier Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked masterpiece from Mr. Withers
Lost when it was first released, this is equal in quality to the other Sussex releases from Bill Withers. Read more
Published on September 27, 2009 by Luigi Facotti
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Here........
Finally after 35 years a download of Bill Withers diamond of an album.Amazon will make alot of $$$$$ now that this and the 3 others are available too buy. Read more
Published on July 21, 2009 by Rindy Negrete
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