Darlene Love – The Many Sides of Love: The Complete Reprise Recordings (RSD 2022 Vinyl)
50 years of criminally overlooked recordings by one of the greatest R&B and rock vocalists ever! Darlene Love’s work for Phil Spector gets most of the ink, and understandably so, but this 15-track collection captures her rare singles for the Reprise label with the vocal groups The Blossoms and The Wildcats, plus her own solo work. And the bonus tracks are priceless: you get her 1985 Elektra recording of “River Deep, Mountain High,” her 2014 duet with Bette Midler on “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and two 1990 recordings for the Sire label! None of this material has ever been on LP, and this release comes with an insert featuring photos and extensive liner notes. An essential addition to the Darlene Love discography, pressed in teal vinyl limited to 3500 copies!