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NANCY WILSON: CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU/NOW I'M A WOMAN EXPANDED EDITION (SMCR-25087)
Track listing:

CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
1. Waitin' For Charlie To Come Home
2. A Brand New Me
3. Mixed Up Girl
4. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
5. This Girl Is A Woman Now
6. Can't Take My Eyes Off You
7. Words And Music
8. Suzanne
9. You Made Me So Very Happy
10. Trip With Me

NOW I’M A WOMAN
11. Now I'm A Woman
12. Joe
13. (They Long To Be) Close To You
14. The Long And Winding Road
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water
16. Let's Fall In Love All Over
17. Lonely, Lonely
18. How Many Broken Wings
19. The Real Me
20. Make It With You

Bonus Tracks:
21. Go Away Find Yourself
22. When You’re Alone
23. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

• Released in 1970, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU continued a tradition that had been the staple of Nancy’s late ‘60s albums for Capitol Records by taking contemporary compositions of the day – such as “A Brand New Me”(a hit for Jerry Butler and Dusty Springfield), Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” and “You Made Me So Very Happy” (a hit for Brenda Holloway and for Blood, Sweat & Tears) – and giving them her own distinctive treatment. The title track – Nancy’s reading of the Frankie Valli & Four Seasons’ hit single – was originally on her 1969 LP “Hurt So Bad,” receiving such strong US airplay that it was also used for the 28th album she recorded since 1959.

• Looking for a new approach, Nancy, longtime producer David Cavanaugh and Capitol Records hired the then-up-and-coming Philly-based production team of Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff to oversee her 1971 recording NOW I’M A WOMAN. Working with arrangers Thom Bell, Bobby Martin and Lenny Pakula, the LP featured a mix of R&B-oriented songs (some written specifically for Nancy) and contemporary hits of the day such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Make It With You.”

• Joining ALL IN LOVE IS FAIR/COME GET TO THIS (SMCR-5010) and THIS MOTHER’S DAUGHTER/I’VE NEVER BEEN TO ME (SMCR-5041) in the SoulMusic Records’ reissue of Nancy’s great recordings for Capitol, this expanded edition of CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU/NOW I’M A WOMAN (both making their worldwide CD debut) includes three bonus tracks from the Gamble & Huff sessions and stellar notes by renowned US writer A.Scott Galloway includes new quotes from Kenny Gamble and Bobby Martin.


About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.
  
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