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Barbara Acklin Best of Barbara Acklin

Best of Barbara Acklin
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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: EMI Music Special Markets 37044 (2002)

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A budget-priced 10-track collection of hits from Barbara Acklin. All original recordings.


  • 1.Love Makes A Woman
  • 2.Am I The Same Girl
  • 3.Show Me The Way To Go (With Gene Chandler)
  • 4.After You
  • 5.Just Ain't No Love
  • 6.I Did It
  • 7.You've Been In Love Too Long
  • 8.What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • 9.The Look Of Love
  • 10.Fool, Fool, Fool (Look In The Mirror)

Product Description:

Barbara Acklin is one of the great lost soul singers of the late '60s/early '70s. Her biggest hit, the sultry "Love Makes a Woman," only made a tiny splash on the charts. The rest of her work was doomed to be heard only by soul fanatics and collectors. Brunswick has done a fine job keeping her work in the public eye by releasing her original albums and a couple of collections. EMI Special Markets' The Best of Barbara Acklin attempts to take her work to a larger audience, but at only ten tracks falls short of capturing the soul of Acklin. "Love Makes a Woman" is here along with her other semi-hit, the sunny "Am I the Same Girl," as are her lush duet with Gene Chandler, "Show Me the Way to Go," and a song Acklin wrote with Eugene Record, the finger-popping "After You." The collection is let down, however, by the inclusion of her pedestrian covers of "The Look of Love" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love." Adding a couple of her own fine compositions would have been much more satisfying. Still, if all you care about is getting hold of Acklin's two best-known songs and don't need much else, this collection is OK. [Collectables reissued The Best of Barbara Acklin in 2003 as part of their Priceless Collection series. The disc had a different cover and a complete lack of discographical information.] ~ Tim Sendra
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Rating 4.5 Great Artist Music Lover: from NYC -- June, 18, 2008

I really enjoyed the music that Barbara Acklin put out. I was young and listening to those songs now really brings back memories.

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  • Sales Rank: 678
  • UPC: 090431936528
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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