- Released: April 20, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Brunswick Records
Living Blues - 11-12/00, p.91
"...Spotlights her breakthrough smash title track and the delicious Windy City soul gems 'Please Sunrise Please', 'Come And See My Baby', and 'Be By My Side'..."
- 1.What The World Needs Now Is Love
- 2.The Look Of Love
- 3.The Old Matchmaker
- 4.Come & See Me Baby
- 5.I've Got You Baby
- 6.Love Makes A Woman
- 7.Please Sunrise Please
- 8.Your Sweet Loving
- 9.Yes I See The Love (I Missed)
- 10.To Sir With Love
- 11.Be By My Side
Personnel: Barbara Acklin (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Dennis Drake.
Directors: Gerald Sims; Willie Henderson.
Always classy and elegant, Barbara Acklin's debut album, Love Makes a Woman could survive on the reputation of the title track alone. One of the premier recordings of writer/producer Carl Davis, "Love Makes a Woman" features the bright horns and relaxed rhythms that are hallmarks of his productions for the Brunswick label. Coupled with Acklin's tense, confident delivery, the results are one of pop-soul's true shining moments. Well-written originals here, like "Be By My Side" and "Come and See Me Baby," more than stand up to covers from the Bacharach/David canon, making this one of the most solid soul debuts ever released. ~ Wade Kergan