Category Archives: Album/CD

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Brief Look At The Life Of Illustrator Richard Amsel – Did Some Of Bette Midler’s Iconic Album Covers And More

Salem House Press
Illustrator of the Week: Another Look at Richard Amsel
Author: awalkthroughsalem
MAY 29, 2018

Bette Midler, Clams, Illustration

Amsel quickly found popularity within New York’s art scene, and his illustrations caught the attention of Barry Manilow, then a young singer/songwriter named who was working with Bette Midler, a newly emerging entertainer in cabaret clubs and piano bars. Manilow introduced the two, and it was quickly decided that Amsel should do the cover of her first Atlantic Records album. The cover, for The Divine Miss M proved to be one of the most ubiquitous of the year. More album covers and posters soon followed, as did a series of magazine ads for designer Oleg Cassini. Read More

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Video: Old MTV News Clip On Bette Midler And An Album She Was Going To Write Herself

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”

Vintage Vinyl News
Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”
August 15, 2017

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On Monday, Melissa Manchester gave fans a taste of her forthcoming album, The Fellas, sharing the album opener and first single, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head,” via her social media channels. Her rambunctious, horn-filled version of the song swings exuberantly from the rafters.

“I wanted to invite the audience in, right away, to what the album and song was going to feel like,” says Melissa Manchester. The classic song was first recorded in 1960 by Dean Martin, who also performed it in the film Oceans 11 the same year. Read More

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women – No, Bette Is Not On The List But I Talk About It

Mister D: No, Bette Midler is not on this list at all, but I’m putting this up anyway, so you can see how she was slighted. The album missing is “The Divine Miss M, “
considered a groundbreaking album upon it’s release. Not only did it introduce us to one of our most enduring recording artist and stars, the penultimate entertainer of our generation, it redefined what a female vocalist album could be with it’s eclectic mix of genres. It is also chock full of hits and classic performances.

Another album missing was Jennifer Warnes’ superb “Famous Blue Raincoat, an almost perfectly, pristine engineered album, from a great song interpreter. On this album, Ms. Warnes thrust cult pop icon Leonard Cohen’s songs into the mainstream. Another big slight by NPR. I own just about all these recordings, Female artists are my thing, and these two albums were glaringly omitted.

I own the majority of these albums and agree with most of the choices, however there are some that I wouldn’t include in this category and there are some on here that I think the contributors put on here just to give them the “coolness” factor.

Anyway, it’s a great list, but I just get tired of Bette Midler being slighted as to her accomplishments in the recording field. I think I almost would have added “Live At Last’ because it finally almost captured the manic genius of her live shows. It was a watershed album. – Don Read More

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Bette Midler Re-Issuing Remastered ‘The Divine Miss M,’ Mentoring on ‘The Voice’

Billboard
Bette Midler Re-Issuing Remastered ‘The Divine Miss M,’ Mentoring on ‘The Voice’
9/9/2016 by Billboard Staff

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Bette Midler fans are getting a second chance to find out where it all began on Oct. 21 when Rhino Records will unleash a two-CD remaster of the singer’s iconic 1972 debut album, The Divine Miss M. The special edition includes the remastered album, a bonus disc of singles, outtakes, demos and new liner notes written by Midler.

A digital version will also be available, as well as a 1-LP vinyl format with the remastered original album (co-produced by Barry Manilow) and original album artwork. “I began being called The Divine Miss M around 1969, when I made my first appearance at the Continental Baths, a gay bath house located in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel, at Broadway and 74th Street in New York,” Midler writes in the liner notes of her nickname. “My best friend, Bill Hennessy, a hairdresser I met on Fiddler on the Roof, called me that for years. It was my first night at the Baths, and before I went on, the owner, Steven Ostrow, stuck his head into the dressing room and asked how I wanted to be introduced. I said, ‘Just tell them I’m divine!’ And that’s how it started.” Read More

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Friday, September 9, 2016

You Can Pre-Order The Deluxe Divine Miss M CD Now – Release Date: October 21st (Details In Article)

The Deluxe Divine Miss M CD

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Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Do You Want To Dance?
2. Chapel Of Love
3. Superstar
4. Daytime Hustler
5. Am I Blue
6. Friends (Session 1)
7. Hello In There
8. Leader Of The Pack
9. Delta Dawn
10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
11. Friends (Session 2)

Disc: 2
1. Chapel Of Love (The Single Mix) [Remastered]
2. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (The Single Version) [Remastered]
3. Do You Want To Dance? (The Single Mix) [Remastered]
4. Friends (The Single Mix) [Remastered]
5. Old Cape Cod (Early Version)
6. Marahuana (Early Version)
7. Superstar (Alternate Version)
8. Saturday Night (Demo)
9. Mr. Freedom And I (Demo) Read More

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Good News Dept: The Divine Miss M Re-Issue

Good News Dept: The re-issue of Bette Midler‘s The Divine Miss M CD should be available some time in October. I’ve been told there will be “lots of bonus tracks on deluxe version of release.” So you heard it here first. Let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe it. The first time we’re actually going to get some real bonus material.

Also the theme of the Hulaween event has been set: it’s “Witches ball at the haunted hotel” Hope that helps with all the happy Hulaweeners! Read More

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Monday, November 16, 2015

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Bette Midler’s second album, Bette Midler, was released November 16, 1973

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Bette Midler‘s second album, Bette Midler, was released November 16, 1973. It peaked at #6 on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart and is certified Gold.

How many of you own this album? Any favorite songs?

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

BetteBack Review January 11, 1980: THIGHS AND WHISPERS

The Canberra Times
MOSTLY JAZZ
by MICHAEL FOSTER
EXCITING MIDLER REVIVAL
THIGHS AND WHISPERS, Bette Midler, Atlantic (WEA), SD 16004.
Friday 11 January 1980

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ONE reason for getting this album was to hear what this fascinating lady did with ‘Big Noise From Winnetka‘, the Gil RodinBob Crosby-Bob Haggart-Ray Bauduc piece which is one â–  of the jumpingest tunes written, in my opinion; It is also a tune which is not played all that often and it struck me that it might be extemely well suited to Miss Midler’s rather distinctive style. Read More

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Reissue Theory: Bette Midler, “The Divine Miss M”

The Second Disc
Reissue Theory: Bette Midler, “The Divine Miss M”
JUNE 23, 2011 BY JOE MARCHESE

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Welcome to another installment of Reissue Theory, where we take a look at notable albums and the reissues they may someday see. Long before “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “From a Distance,” Bette Midler was blazing a path like few others before or since with her blend of outrageous comedy, musical invention and pure showmanship. Yet despite a treasure trove of unreleased material, Midler’s platinum debut, The Divine Miss M, has never been expanded on CD. What might such a reissue be like? Read More

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