Nancy Wilson

Kaleidoscope/I Know I Love Him

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Kaleidoscope/I Know I Love Him Review

by Andy Kellman

Two of Nancy Wilson's more fascinating, if less commercially successful '70s sets -- 1971's Kaleidoscope and 1973's I Know I Love Him -- are reissued on this release from David Nathan's Soul Music label. Kaleidoscope features knockout versions of "If I Were Your Woman," popularized by Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." On the later album, Wilson is backed by the Crusaders with arranging and conducting from Don Sebesky. It's a deep gem -- laid-back but resonant late-night listening for serious fans of any of the involved. A. Scott Galloway provides typically detailed liner notes packed with information and engaging analysis.

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