Abbey Lincoln

Over The Years: Vinyl 2LP


Release Date: 13 October, 2023

Recorded in 2000, mostly in New York, Over the Years is aimed at summing up Abbey Lincoln's long career and is likely her best album. Performing in quartet and accompanied, on some tracks, by the tenor saxophone of Joe Lovano or the trumpet of Jerry Gonzalez, the singer delivers, as usual, a tour de chant punctuated by her singular, nonchalant, haranguing and poetic voice. Borrowing from her own compositions or standards, such as Michel Legrand's "Windmills Of Your Mind", Abbey Lincoln continues her personal story of music and song. Abbey sings to her people, the people of blues, gospel and jazz, as if the work songs of yesteryear had never ceased to resonate within her. A subtlety of interpretation that culminates in the apotheosis of an a cappella "Tender As A Rose". This 140-gram vinyl is the first international vinyl reissue, pressed at GZ, and is presented in a wide-spine, single-sleeve jacket.

Side A

1. When The Lights Go On Again 
2. Black Berry Blossoms 
3. Somos Novios 

Side B
1. A Heart Is Not A Toy 
2. I Could Sing It For A Song 
3. I'm Not Supposed To Know 

Side C
1. Windmills Of Your Mind 
2. Lucky To Be Me 

Side D
1. What Will Tomorrow Bring 
2. Tender As A Rose

Vinyl LP