Emma Jean - Lee Fields
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  • Summary: The latest release for the soul singer and his backing band, the Expressions, was named after his late mother.
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  1. Jun 13, 2014
    90
    With Emma Jean, Lee Fields and the Expressions have crafted a modern day soul masterpiece that could easily sit next to, if not surpass, the greatest releases of the late 1960s and 1970s.
  2. Jun 3, 2014
    90
    Emma Jean even stands out from its excellent predecessors in performance, arrangement, production, and inspiration.
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    90
    Emma Jean is mellower, mournful and unimpeachably authentic.... A magnificent piece of work. [Jun 2014, p.76]
  4. 80
    This is more than just a stroll down memory lane since the emotions and lost love laments remain timeless, as does the sound of a man who understands his musical strengths and plays to them with class, authority and soul searching intensity.
  5. Jun 30, 2014
    80
    Fields showcases a burnished voice that quakes and quivers with the wisdom only age and experience can afford.
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    75
    Even though you know just what you should be getting from an album like this, Lee Fields & the Expressions play like the stakes have never been higher: they lay it all out there, put it on the line, and make damn well sure you feel it.
  7. Jun 13, 2014
    60
    This third LP for the label is both gritty and polished, sung and played with the certainty of an artist who's been doing it forever and will keep on doing it until they're stopped. [Jul 2014, p.107]

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