The Queen sings – and she sounds pretty darn great! Of course, the album's not the first time we've heard Latifah vocalize – since she's been warming her pipes in film and TV appearances for years. But the set does mark her first full album as a vocalist, not a hip hopper – and we've got to say that she comes off pretty darn well! The style of the recording's got a nice classic feel – not torchy, but more in a mellow 70s soul mode, with production on the best numbers by Arif Mardin, of Atlantic Records fame. Titles include "Baby Get Lost", "Simply Beautiful", "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh", "Close Your Eyes", "California Dreamin", and "Hard Times". © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.
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