Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    It's okay, you can believe all of the fawning reviews you're going to read about this album. Because when still-kicking '60s soul legend Solomon Burke puts his earthy baritone to lyrics written by some of today's most critically acclaimed songwriters, it's simply magical.
  2. The results are astonishing. [26 July 2002, p.68]
  3. Burke delivers as pure and proper a record as you'll hear all year. If you've ever laughed or cried, you need to hear this.
  4. Don't Give Up on Me leaves no doubt that Solomon Burke is still one of the finest voices of his time, and anyone who has ever been moved by the power of soul music needs to hear this album.
  5. With the spotlight firmly planted on singer and song, Henry keeps the production lean, reminding the world how powerful the combination of the right man, the right band, and the right studio can sound.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JimL
    Apr 4, 2006
    10
    Great!
  2. LawrenceP
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    The best soul LP of the last 20 years, he makes all these songs his own.
  3. AaronL
    Oct 7, 2002
    8
    Simply wonderful. A wonderful introduction for younger audiences to discover this overlooked soulman.