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  • Summary: The onetime budding star (you remember "One Of Us," right?) returns with an album of covers of classic soul and R&B tunes from the 1960s and 70s.

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I'll Be Around
This, is our fork in the road Love's last episode There's nowhere to go, oh no You made your choice, now it's up to me To bow out gracefully Though... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. How Sweet It Is is a rare example of an album of covers that doesn't sound like a holding action, and makes clear Joan Osborne is still an artist well worth watching.
  2. Mojo
    Another stirring record. [Feb 2003, p.88]
  3. What saves her from getting HACK stamped across her forehead is how she chooses to approach the material, meaning she's turned down the notch a couple decibels for the duration of the trip.
  4. Only a singer of Osborne's caliber could pull this off; she's in complete control of her powerful pipes.
  5. Uncut
    She's a brilliant reinterpreter and sounds far happier in Raitt territory than she ever did as a Morissette clone. [Feb 2003, p.84]
  6. Blender
    Osborne clearly believes that her love for this material gives her the right to make it her own--which she does, convincingly. [#10, p.125]
  7. Q Magazine
    While no disaster, the enterprise does smack of Vonda Shepard's coffee shop warbling. [Jan 2003, p.121]

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