Over the Rainbow

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles had only moderate success at Atlantic records. It was a good run, but lowly pop entries and a few R&B hits was as good as it got. The label was far more successful with Aretha Franklin, who signed a couple of years after Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Atlantic made the same mistake with the the Bluebelles that Columbia did with Aretha: too sophisticated. Instead of energizing the Bluebelles' innate, raw soul, Atlantic softened their earthy expressions with strings, brass, fancy arrangements, and too many pop songs; hence this album, which features Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles' stirring rendition of "Over the Rainbow" and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles had only moderate success at Atlantic records. It was a good run, but lowly pop entries and a few R&B hits was as good as it got. The label was far more successful with Aretha Franklin, who signed a couple of years after Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. Atlantic made the same mistake with the the Bluebelles that Columbia did with Aretha: too sophisticated. Instead of energizing the Bluebelles' innate, raw soul, Atlantic softened their earthy expressions with strings, brass, fancy arrangements, and too many pop songs; hence this album, which features Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles' stirring rendition of "Over the Rainbow" and many similarities, i.e., "More," "People," "Ebb Tide," and "Try to Remember." Only Bob Finiz's "Patti's Prayer" deviates. Good, but hardly the cutting-edge sounds they later unleashed as LaBelle, minus Cindy Birdsong.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Spy
  • UPC: 644244500126
  • Catalog Number: 45001
  • Sales rank: 100,906

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over the Rainbow (2:46)
  2. 2 More (2:13)
  3. 3 Groovy Kind of Love (2:12)
  4. 4 Ebb Tide (2:20)
  5. 5 All or Nothing (2:27)
  6. 6 People (4:37)
  7. 7 Unchained Melody (3:39)
  8. 8 Patti's Prayer (2:24)
  9. 9 He (2:44)
  10. 10 Yesterday (2:14)
  11. 11 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (3:07)
  12. 12 Try to Remember (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles Primary Artist
Patti LaBelle Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Nona Hendryx Vocals
Sarah Dash Vocals
Cindy Birdsong Vocals
Bluebelles Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Lori Burton Composer
Bert Berns Producer, Audio Production
Tom Dowd Engineer
Pam Sawyer Composer
David Nathan Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Paul Tarnopol Executive Producer
Tom Jones Composer
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