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Some People's Lives

Bette MidlerAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Bette Midler counts singing as only one of her talents; at times, since 1972, when she first came to national recognition, it has seemed to be the least of her talents. Still, she has managed to score a number of major hits in a roller-coaster career as a recording artist. Born in Paterson, NJ, and raised in Hawaii, Midler showed an interest in singing and ... Read more in Amazon's Bette Midler Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 30, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B001ET0844
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album! February 5, 2004
By Jake Z
Format:Audio CD
SOME PEOPLE'S LIVES was Bette Midler's first album since 1983's NO FRILLS. Throughout the 80s, she did a lot of movies (and yes some music for the BEACHES soundtrack). Released in 1990, there was a few hit singles, notably the inspirational "From A Distance", a song that has resonated with a lot of people the way that her hit "Wind Beneath My Wings" has. There's something for everyone here, some classic Bette camp material in "Miss Otis Regrets" and "One More Round", and some wonderful ballads. "Night And Day" and "The Girl Is On To You" are my favorites from the album, they are both strong ballads. The title track, a Janis Ian song, and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", are other highlights. There's some fluffy pop in the form of "The Gift Of Love", "Moonlight Dancing" and "All of a Sudden". Lots of ballads, uptempos, just enough to satisfy any fan of Bette's!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some People's Lives is the definitive Bette Midler album September 9, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Some People's Lives is one of those rare albums which I enjoyed from start to finish. Containing the hit From A Distance is only one reason to buy this album. Midler delivers a string of ballads that really strike a nerve and turn out the tears. The title track is almost frightening in its sadness and ability to touch on the basic human need for love. Gift of Love is powerful in its simplicity, He Was Too Good To Me\Since You Stayed Here will surely cripple anyone who has ever lost someone they truly loved. But Bette doesn't leave room between songs to get depressed. Right from the start we get a fast paced tune in the spirit of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and not long after comes the hilarious Miss Otis Regrets. Moonlight dancing is a fast paced ballad, but beautiful nonetheless. Hailed as one of Midler's best albums in a twenty year career as singer and actress, Bette adds a new star to her crown as the reigning Diva of the last two decades. This is a must have for any Midler fan, and a sure fire winner in any Pop collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a great cd October 22, 2003
By charles
Format:Audio CD
Bette is truely a great singer and this album show cases that.All the songs are wonderfully.And the Divine Miss M did'nt let her fan's down.Truley one her great albulms in her singing of years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hits and misses July 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Midler started some 20 years ago prior to this album - back than,she was wonderfully nutty little redhead,eccentric,eclectic and bursting with energy, almost schizoprenic with her different faces (equaly effective in sad ballads and Andrew's Sisters covers) in fact she was so unique that important rock critics thought a world about her.
20 years later Midler is bland mainstream, accepted as movie commediene and occasional not-so-hot singer with camp following,her albums reflecting what happens when individual gets brinwahsed and boxed by corporation: not a single spark of her old fire left,songs are pure mainstream and there is a very obvious filler or two (three?) thrown in for a good measure.
"From A Distance" was big hit that made listeners stop and think,but apart from that one there was also a swinging,campy version of "Miss Otis Regrets" where old Midler comes for short unexpected visit - alas,all too short to completely erase taste of plastic of the whole album.
You know that movie "Stepford Wives" where bubbly,witty and original Midler gets lobotomized into just another blonde - well,this album is sort of equivalent of that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extra-special CD September 13, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I owned the tape for years and now I have the CD! This is Bette at her best! From the emotional piece "Day and Night" to the popular "From A Distance" it's a must own!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous album October 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best albums i've come to know. I have always had music in my life, being lucky enough to be born in a family with wonderful talent. The talent was realized. When I am working in the hospital, I have an mp3 player which gives me great comfort. This album has time and time again reminded me of the softer side of this world. Its a great sample of a great singer/actress/comedian. This woman has it all. The song, "the girl is onto you" is so touching. We all know a woman who has been taken advantage of emotionally, or otherwise. This one touches me deeply. Moonlight dancing has never let me sit down. Its got such a good flavour and strong lyrics....words fail me. Ive been listening to this album for almost 10 yrs now, and it will go on for many more. My youngest brother is finishing his studies and will be a conductor soon and will be taking requests. How I would love to hear the sharp piano strokes in "Ms Otis regrets" or "some people's lives". thanks Bette for such a comfort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious July 9, 2000
By Travis
Format:Audio CD
Along with "Songs For The New Depression" and "The Rose", this one is my favorite Bette album out of her 17-album catalogue. The songs here are just gorgeous, wooing me into being spellbound by the music. One of my favorites is the moderately successful single "Night And Day"-not to be mistaken for the Cole Porter hit. The music is ehtereal, and Bette's voice is great. "The Girl Is On To You" is close behind, with an excellent sax solo by Nino Tempo. Of course, the listener can't forget "From A Distance", a #2 single from 1990, with it's beautiful message of peace, love, hope, and the promise of God always being there. Bette does the song wonderfully. Honorable mentions are the "sad but true" ballad "Some People's Lives", the "fast-paced ballad" "Moonlight Dancing" (a Dance single in 1991), and the beautiful "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". Once again the saxophone during the musical break in the middle of the song is part of what makes this one shine. i urge all of you Bette fans to have this one in your collection; it should be manditory. Also, for any new-comer Bette fans out there, this may be the one to start with-you'll love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bette Midler / Some People's lives
This CD is excellent, Bette Midler herself is an amazing entertainer, and this CD of hers is quite incredible, and all of her songs are very classy, and up to Date. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Kaplan
5.0 out of 5 stars Bette Midler gold mine.
Bette Midler has never sounded better! This vinyl version of this album sounds just as good as the CD. It was definitely worth the wait.
Published 2 months ago by Jordan Kendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Diva
As always Bette Midler does not disappoint whether it's her singing or her acting and dancing and comic routines. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MoodyWitch
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to keep this CD to yourself.....don't lend it to your...
Love Bette Midler. I have owned this CD many times before...but my daughters were always borrowing it....and oops!, it always seemed to disappear! It's THAT GOOD! Read more
Published 7 months ago by sandy
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Bette
Got as a gift for a Bette fan but Iistened to it first. Like some of her other albums more.
Published 8 months ago by Charlene Mier
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY
I love listening to it all the time. It has happy sounds and sad ones Bette Midler is a very good singer and I love her voice.
Published 8 months ago by vpinkst
5.0 out of 5 stars bette middler
love the divine m as an actress and a singer full of compassion not like some other singers and she is beautiful in her own way
Published 10 months ago by Jeannie
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Bette Midler album ever.
This album was Bette Midler's come back sensation, it has deep emotions and the music is incredible. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Brian Tran
5.0 out of 5 stars some people's lives
what can you say about bette midler, she is the DEVINE MISS M. YOU CAN LISTEN OVER AND LVER AND NOT GET TIRED
Published 15 months ago by SUSAN F
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
Recommend to all,Bette Midler is great,had all her stuff but lost,it is nice to be able to replace them.
This is one of my favs.
Published 16 months ago by sandpit
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