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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. It's Important To Me
  2. That's What Friends Are For
  3. How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away
  4. Cause You Love Me Baby
  5. Free
  6. Watching Over
  7. If You Don't Believe
  8. Free


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
  • Run Time: 37 minutes
  • ASIN: B0012GMWRK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By L. Kelsey on August 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Deniece Williams' first album is a classic debut by a talented vocalist and songwriter. When I first heard "Free" I couldn't get enough. The melody and arrangement grabbed me right off and Niecy's vocals seared her declaration of independence in my musical memory for years to come. This jam is timeless and the album is a classic. It's mix of jazz-inflected soul ("Free"), Earth, Wind and Fire (Maurice White's influence) funkiness ("It's Important to Me") and soulful reflection ("That's What Friends Are For," "If You Don't Believe"). And Niecy witnesses to the listener that somebody is "Watching Over" you. I have always admired Niecy's talent and her conviction to include in her albums a tune to touch your spirit. This is the first of many great albums by a very talented performer. A CLASSIC debut effort.
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I cannot give this cd anything less than 5 stars!I loved this album when I bought it years ago and I still love it! I love the innocence of Deniece's voice and the passion she displays in every note. I can honestly say that this is not the case 31 years later. The hit "Free" was an instant smash and no one else can handle her songs. Will Downing did a remarkable job when he covered"Free". What can one say? Just an awesome singer and an unforgettable time in history for rhythm and blues also known as "Soul".
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What a wonderful way to start off a musical career! Deniece Williams owns probably the most beautiful voice in soul music. She has the voice of an angel and it is wonderfully sung on "Free", which was her first Top 40 hit, reaching #25 on the Pop charts and topping the R&B charts. Deniece Williams delivers mesmerizing vocals on "Free" and "If You Don't Believe". This album was released in 1976 and successfully landed in the top 40 of Billboard's Top 200 Pop Albums. Prior to this release, Deniece was part of Stevie Wonder's backup group, Wonderlove. Also in 1976 Deniece Williams sang backup on YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE by the fabulous Candi Staton (whom is my favorite singer). On the album she is credited as June D. Williams. THIS IS NIECY is a must for all Deniece Williams' fans and anyone who likes soul music from the late 70s. Definitely this will not be a disappointment to any fan of soul music.
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together with the richness of Earth,Wind&Fire backing her up with the music this is a classic.Charles Stepney & the Great Maurice White Produced this Soulful classic.Free is still Poetry to the Human Ears.you feel her emotions Vocally and the richness of the music.
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"This is Niecy." The beautiful and talented Deniece Williams gave her all on her debut, an attractive collection of glossy R&B that was similar to what people like Minnie Riperton and Jean Carn were doing at the time. Maurice White and company give her supreme instrumental backing, production and arrangements. The good thing is, though the music is d##n good, her voice still stands at the forefront, and draws you in on every single song. Powerful and soothing at the same time, her soprano vocals soar on this album, from the upbeat funk of "It's Important to Me," to the breezy "Cause You Love Me Baby" and "That's What Friends are For" (which she later recorded with her duet partner Johnny Mathis), to the light, intoxicating "Free," the biggest hit from the album. The song has since become a classic. The elegant "If You Don't Believe" closes the collection, with some excellent horn work. The ideal '70s soul experience, "This is Niecy" paints an exquisite portrait of a talented, multi-faceted artist. Essential.
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Deniece Williams has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard so I was estatic when I saw this disc in a record store. The entire disc is excellent and considering that it was released close to or over 30 years ago, the music sounds as timeless as if it were just released last week! The production by Maurice White & the late Charles Stepney combined to make this one of the best debut records by an r&b singer ever.

The music on this disc is what r&b artists of today SHOULD strive for but never seem to be able to capture the sheer brillance of.

My favorite tracks are: IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE, FREE, THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR & CAUSE YOU LOVE ME BABY.

Deniece has a soaring, pure, angelic soprano voice that soars on every song. Those who are just buying this disc today will be playing it 30, 40 or even 50 years from now - that's how great it is. If you love Minnie Ripperton and/or Syreeta Wright, then you will fall in love with Deniece's music as well & this disc is a great starting point for those who haven't had the pleasure of listening to her music.
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Everything that I have ordered to date was a big hit at one time or another. I only want to listen to the best music that was ever recorded in soul; rock; funk; jazz; country; blues; classical music; show tunes and opera.
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Deniece Williams possesses a very special gift. In the 70s she was doing studio work as a backup singer for many top singers at that time. She was satisfied to be a part of making music. But then these songs came her way. She cowrote them with Earth, Wind and Fire and it was suggested that she record them. She wasn't looking to record solo but thought it would be a fun project. To listen to just the first seconds of this amazing release shows that God does indeed bless certain people with voices of an angel. Deniece Williams possesses an amazing vocal range and is most comfortable at her highest falsetto. She also sings with an intense emotional range. She lives every song she sings. The top numbers here are of course the huge hit FREE where she liltingly caresses each note and makes the song a r@b ballad of emotional beauty. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE is also an amazing ballad. The jammin IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME and CAUSE YOU LOVE ME BABY are also standouts.

Deniece would go on to record for decades. She has sung pop, adult contempory, funk, r@b and is at her emotional best with spiritual and gospel. Many know her mostly for her 80s hit LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY but there is so much more to this brilliant woman. This debut release is the shining moment of a true vocal queen. She possesses a true gift and this cd is a must for any Deniece Williams fan or needed for any true music library. The cd is remastered beautifully and there are in-depth liner notes by Deniece Williams herself. I can't recommend this cd enough. You will be in heaven with every listen.
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