Bette Midler - The Divine Miss M

180 Gram Vinyl LP 2016 Remaster + Digital Download Code

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The Divine Miss M is the debut studio album by American singer Bette Midler, originally released in November 1972 via Atlantic Records.

Bette Midler was one of the last major artists who emerged from the traditions of nightclub performing, after rock & roll changed the rules of the music business, though she was a singer capable of working both sides of the fence. Midler's approach bore more than a passing resemblance to the traditions of supper-club performers wearing their hearts on their sleeves for the audience, but she could balance sincerity and a deep respect for songcraft with a large dose of camp and broad humor, coupled with a love of R&B and girl group sounds that put her within a stone's throw of rock.

The Divine Miss M gave Midler an ideal introduction to the listening audience, a set that honored her brassy and introspective sides with equal care and skill. While she was and is best known for her outgoing stage persona, numbers like "Am I Blue" and "Do You Want To Dance?" demonstrate how much emotional heat she can bring to a torch song, and her interpretations of "Delta Dawn" and "Hello In There" are powerful, moving stuff, portraying their characters with a palpable compassion and nuance.

Midler's loving renditions of "Chapel Of Love" and "Leader Of The Pack" show how much she learned from Brill Building pop, and "Friends", which opened and closed side two, made clear she could wrap some very complicated emotions in a catchy (but smart) pop tune.

If Midler matured as a performer with time, The Divine Miss M remains her best album, one that captured the many facets of her musical personality beautifully and showed her quirks were a rich part of what made her music so powerful.

Check out the tracks: Do You Want To Dance?”; “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Friends”.

This LP with remastered audio is pressed in Europe on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl and includes a digital download.

(081227943257)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Do You Want To Dance

2:44

A2

Chapel Of Love

2:55

A3

Superstar

5:11

A4

Daytime Hustler

3:34

A5

Am I Blue

5:25

B1

Friends

2:50

B2

Hello In There

4:17

B3

Leader Of The Pack

3:30

B4

Delta Dawn

5:18

B5

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

2:25

B6

Friends

2:54

SKU 081227943257
Record Label Atlantic Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 081227943257
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 21 October 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 07 November 1972
Barcode # 081227943257
Shipping Weight 0.2650kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, 2016 Remaster, Digital Download Card, Reissue, Vinyl Collector Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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