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Bette Midler – Its The Girls! (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bette Midler – Its The Girls! (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:28 minutes | 985 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Warner Bros. Records

It’s The Girls is Tony Award vocalist and Grammy Award winning actress Bette Midler’s 25th studio album. The Warner Bros. record features Midler performing works by some of her favorite girl groups from the 50s, 60s and a few from more recent years, when girl groups really came into their own and put their stamp on pop music. There is no denying that what they gave to the world is still relevant, and still necessary; joy, attitude, and the golden dream of a youth that will never fade. It’s The Girls includes titles originally performed by The Andrews Sisters, The Supremes, TLC, The Ronettes and many more.

Bette Midler’s 2014 effort, It’s the Girls!, finds the legendary vocalist paying homage to female girl groups from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. Never one to be underestimated, however, Midler also brings the homage full circle with a reworking of TLC’s 1995 R&B hit “Waterfalls.” Midler’s 14th studio album and 25th album overall, It’s the Girls! follows up her successful compilation Memories of You. Though it represents an all-new effort in the studio, It’s the Girls! nonetheless feels like a retrospective, a return to the cabaret and theatrical style of her early career. Working with veteran producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Riesett (both of whom previously helmed albums by Harry Connick, Jr., Mariah Carey, and others), Midler frames her resonant vocal chops with lush arrangements that, while reverential to the original recordings, certainly allow her to express her own personality on each song. Here, we get Midler’s take on such classics of ’60s girl group pop as the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” the Chiffons’ “One Fine Day,” and the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love.” Elsewhere, she turns her attention to more golden-age vocal group standards like the Andrews Sisters’ “Bei Mir Bist du Schön” and the Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman.” These are brightly produced songs perfectly suited to Midler’s vocal style, stage bravado, and cheeky sense of humor. –AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

1. Be My Baby 03:08
2. One Fine Day 02:54
3. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon 02:24
4. Baby It’s You 03:19
5. Tell Him 02:57
6. He’s Sure The Boy I Love (duet with Darlene Love) 02:54
7. Mr. Sandman 02:26
8. Come and Get These Memories 04:15
9. Too Many Fish in the Sea 03:06
10. Teach Me Tonight 03:31
11. Waterfalls 04:14
12. You Can’t Hurry Love 03:07
13. Give Him A Great Big Kiss 03:01
14. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 03:35
15. It’s the Girl 02:37

Bette Midler – vocals

Producers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Riesett


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