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Miss Otis Regrets

by Labelle

Back To Now by Labelle

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Miss Otis Regrets

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Label: Verve
Call it unfinished business. Labelle disbanded in 1976, but it never felt like they were done with their project -- marrying rock's attitude with gospel's passion-- and they come roaring back to life on Back to Now. Gamble & Huff and Lenny Kravitz keep the '70s vibe flowing, and Nona Hendryx proves herself a great, underappreciated songwriter, but the real star is the magic trio of singers -- Hendryx, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash. They pioneered a big, bombastic sound that still can't be matched. The single "Roll Out" with Wyclef feels like the only ill-advised concession to modernity.

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Call it unfinished business. Labelle disbanded in 1976, but it never felt like they were done with their project -- marrying rock's attitude with gospel's passion-- and they come roaring back to life on Back to Now. Gamble & Huff and Lenny Kravitz keep the '70s vibe flowing, and Nona Hendryx proves herself a great, underappreciated songwriter, but the real star is the magic trio of singers -- Hendryx, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash. They pioneered a big, bombastic sound that still can't be matched. The single "Roll Out" with Wyclef feels like the only ill-advised concession to modernity.

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About This Album

Call it unfinished business. Labelle disbanded in 1976, but it never felt like they were done with their project -- marrying rock's attitude with gospel's passion-- and they come roaring back to life on Back to Now. Gamble & Huff and Lenny Kravitz keep the '70s vibe flowing, and Nona Hendryx proves herself a great, underappreciated songwriter, but the real star is the magic trio of singers -- Hendryx, Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash. They pioneered a big, bombastic sound that still can't be matched. The single "Roll Out" with Wyclef feels like the only ill-advised concession to modernity.