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When a Man Loves a Woman

4.5 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. When A Man Loves A Woman
  2. Tell It Like It Is
  3. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
  4. Warm And Tender Love
  5. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  6. Bring It On Home To Me
  7. Take Time To Know Her
  8. Try A Little Tenderness
  9. It Tears Me Up
  10. Behind Closed Doors
  11. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)
  12. Cover Me


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 5, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dominion Music
  • ASIN: B000000RHS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
When I first heard the opening bars of "When A Man Loves A Woman" the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and I got cold chills. This is simply the greatest love song in R&B/Soul ever. And when you put "Take Time to Know Her" together with it, even the feminists can listen happy. The years have not changed the great Percy and he is at his peak on this CD. Get it.
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When I saw that Percy Sledge had been inducted into the R&R Hall Of Fame in 2005, my first thought was "how do these people arrive at their often lame decisions?" I mean, the man's last hit came in 1974 - 31 years before he was honoured - so are they telling us that the impact of those 14 Billboard Pop Hot 100/13 R&B hits for Atlantic (one on Capricorn), along with his albums and personal appearance work, were somehow viewed differently in 2005 than in, say, 1996 when they were busy inducting the likes of The Velvet Underground?

As for this album from Atlantic, it's not quite "ultimate" in that it does not provide Any Day Now (# 35 R&B/# 86 Hot 100 in April 1969) nor Sunshine (# 89 R&B with Sister Sledge in August 1973). This in a 20-track release that contains seven tracks (7, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19 and 20 - over a third) that were not hits for Percy, and one that was an uncharted B-side (It's All Wrong But It's Alright which backed Take Time To Know Her (# 6 R&B/# 11 Hot 100 in early 1968). Now, I know some will criticize me for harping on hits, but this is, after all, labeled "The Ultimate Collection" and it seems to me that, if they wished to limit the tracks to 20, two of those non-hits could have been dropped in favour of the missing ones.

Or, on the other hand, go to 28 to 30 tracks, as is the case with most of the great releases from Ace of London, Jasmine, and Bear Family, and provide more B-sides, along with some background notes and discography, both of which are missing here.

The sound quality is decent enough, but all in all, this is not much better than a 3-star release when compared to others available.
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I heard Percy Sledge sing when a man loves a woman" it took me back in my early years.
I fell in love with my mate and got marriage. We enjoy listening to his music, Great songs from yesterday.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Percy Sledge is one of the greatest soul men in music history. This is the best collection I have seen from him thus far. It is missing a few good ones but this one is the best and I see why they named it the Ultimate Collection. This is a great addition to any collection.
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If you like a soothing sound then you will like this.This man has his own style,one of a kind voice that has stood the tests of time.He sounds as good today as he did when he began.He still reaches old and young alike.
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Format: Audio CD
Anybody that loves the music of Percy Sledge would find this album a valuable addition to a collection. For a newcomer to the Percy Sledge sound this album probably represents the best, and most complete way to get to know the sound of Percy Sledge.
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Growing up with older brothers and sisters in the sixties, I was inundated with the sounds of Mowtown and the likes of Percy Sledge. I know your listening Percy, so thank you for the great music and memories!
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Format: MP3 Music
The song is great of course, but this version is a poor mix of the original tracks. The bass booms from the left channel, obliterating all else, and the guitar is barely audible on the right channel over some rather muddy vocals and horns. (The guitar is an important part of the song, similar to the guitar work one hears on "Brown-eyed Girl" by Van Morrison). So, among the other deficiencies, this track is a waste of money.
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