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  • Summary: The posthumous release of the final album from the soul singer was overseen by her daughter Alia Rose and producer Doug Grigsby.
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Luv Letter
Music is meant to inspire To elevate you and to take you higher Like the prophets spoke words to my soul Letters of love like silver and gold Sign... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    No other artist combined such strong streetwise attitude with disarming warmth. She did it from start to finish.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 8, 2013
    If some of Teena's mid-80s belters betrayed an eagerness to over-emote, her technique here is more restrained, which suits her voyage into Indo-tinged soul and a few delicious slow jamz. [Mar 2013, p.90]
  3. Mojo
    Mar 8, 2013
    It's difficult to tell how much post-production has been done and how much the record truly reflects Marie's artistic vision. Even so, it's a good listen. [Apr 2013, p.90]
  4. Mar 8, 2013
    Anyone introduced to her through Beautiful would be hard-pressed to figure out what all the fuss is about, since it reflects neither the vocal virtuosity nor the wide-ranging musical adventurousness of her best work