People's Lives (1990)
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "One More Round" - "Some People's Lives"
- "Miss Otis Regrets" -
"Spring Really Can Hang You Up The Most" - "Night
And Day" - "The Girl Is On To You" - "From
A Distance" - "Moonlight Dancing" -
"He Was Too Good To Me / Since You Stayed Here" -
"All Of A Sudden" - "The Gift Of Love"
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Weekly, Jess Cagle
and in control, Midler shakes her head at war and famine in the enigmatic hit
''From a Distance'' and tears you apart with ''Since You Stayed Here'' and ''He
Was Too Good to Me.'' She doesn't wrap herself up in the emotion of a song the
way she used to, melody be hanged. The sound of a bad girl moving gracefully into
middle age, Lives received four Grammy nominations. B+
first non-soundtrack album in nearly eight years...Midler returns to the kind
of middle ground
she inhabits best, a musical arena in which she can be free to be both emotional
and campy without crossing the line into excessive sentimentality."