Everlasting Love Vanessa Williams Primary Artist
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In the throes of divorce from NBA star Rick Fox, Vanessa Williams recorded a nostalgic album of '70s love songs -- and a darn good one, at that. Ironically entitled, Everlasting Love, the disc unearths numerous pop nuggets to which Williams grew up listening. From the start, she makes smart song selections, such as choosing Rufus and Chaka Khan's lite-funk gem Everlasting Love as the title track, instead of Carl Carlton's oft-covered smash of the same name. From there, Williams moves from a gorgeous rendering of the Roberta Flack classic First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, featuring the subtle contributions of the London Session Orchestra, to a sensual reading of the Ohio Players' naughty ballad Let's Love. While she knows her way around a ballad -- note the piano-kissed take on Al Wilson's 1973 chart-topper Show and Tell -- the former Miss America truly shines when she lets loose on a horn-infused cover of the Isley Brothers' Harvest for the World. Adding to this stellar disc is an appearance by George Benson, who lends his smooth vocals and graceful guitar playing to a Gamble & Huff–like version of the Jackson 5's Never Can Say Goodbye and an equally lush rendition of the Billy Preston and Syreeta duet With You I'm Born Again. Throughout, Williams offers a musical love fest that fans of quiet-storm soul will thoroughly enjoy.


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