Patti LaBelle - The Spirit's In It (1981) / I'm In Love (1983) / Patti (1985) [2CD] (1998)
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:54:04 h. | 718,75 Mb
Label: Philadelphia International Records/Westside (UK) | Cat.# WESD 209 | Released: 1998-05-01
A sumptuous two-disc set that brings together all three of Patti's albums for the Philadelphia International label from the 1980s. The Spirit's In It from 1981 features stellar performances of the title track, "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu," "Here You Come Again," and a powerful recut of "Over the Rainbow." Patti's second album, 1983's I'm In Love Again, spills across both discs, with the title track and a nice reading of "Lover Man" being the highlights. This anthology finishes out with 1985's Patti, an album of leftovers which nonetheless sports strong material in Bobby Womack's "Love Symphony," Gamble and Huff's "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "Shy," and the standard "Look to the Rainbow." An interesting chapter in this soul diva's career.