How sweet it is
(Music Recording)

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Published:
Alpharetta, Ga. : Womanly Hips/Compendia, p2002.
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Music Recording
Physical Desc:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Louisville Adult Music on CD
CD 781.66 OSB
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Louisville Adult Music on CD
CD 781.66 OSB
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Dec 4, 2018
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While 1995's Relish proved Joan Osborne was a smart and idiosyncratic lyricist with a big, strong and soulful voice, the unexpected success of the album (and the single "One Of Us") proved to be as much of a burden as a blessing. Touring kept Osborne out on the road for the next few years, and troubles with her record company prevented her follow-up, Righteous Love, from arriving in stores until 2000, after which it died quickly on the vine (though the album deserved a better fate). As Osborne was blocking out plans for her next album in the fall of 2001, the terrorist attacks of September 11 upended her musical priorities, and for How Sweet It Is, Osborne has indulged herself in the musical equivalent of comfort food by cutting covers of a dozen classic soul and R&B tunes from the 1960s and '70s, with the exception of three reworked rock numbers (Dave Mason's "Only You Know and I Know," the Band's "The Weight," and Jimi Hendrix's "Axis: Bold As Love"). While Osborne devotes herself to vintage material here, for the most part she avoids a retro vibe and, thankfully, avoids the contemporary failing of proving one's soulfulness by bending vocal lines into uncontrollable spasms of melisma. Here, Osborne merges passion with simplicity, while most of the tunes are recast in clean, spare arrangements which capture the classic lines of their melodies without sounding like retreads. And in a season of loss, fear, and mistrust, "Smiling Faces Sometime," "Why Can't We Live Together," and "Love's in Need of Love Today" sound potent and almost painfully relevant in this context, while the bluesy pleasures of "These Arms of Mine" and "I'll Be Around" feel as comforting as a hug and a cup of cocoa. How Sweet It Is is a rare example of an album of covers that doesn't sound like a holding action, and makes clear Joan Osborne is still an artist well worth watching. ~ Mark Deming
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APA Citation (style guide)

Osborne, J. (2002). How sweet it is. Alpharetta, Ga.: Womanly Hips/Compendia.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Osborne, Joan. 2002. How Sweet It Is. Alpharetta, Ga.: Womanly Hips/Compendia.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Osborne, Joan, How Sweet It Is. Alpharetta, Ga.: Womanly Hips/Compendia, 2002.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Osborne, Joan. How Sweet It Is. Alpharetta, Ga.: Womanly Hips/Compendia, 2002.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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