At Last!

Etta James - At Last!
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1960 Ratings: #1 / 11
User Score
Based on 182 ratings
1960 Ratings: #4
Liked by 25 people
November 15, 1960 / Release Date
LP / Format
Argo / Label
Soul, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

90
Pitchfork

James didn't write "At Last"; it was written in 1941 by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren, for a musical film called Orchestra Wives—but she animated it, made it feel real. And there isn't a single moment on At Last! that doesn't feel unmistakably her own, and forever.

Doublez
91

The History of the Albums - n° 159

What could be better than starting 1961 with one of the greatest "Soul" classics in the history of albums: At Last!Even if we tend not to pay attention to it, when we think back a large part of the music of the time had a direct or indirect link with R&B, and therefore the Blues. Based on the musical aspect, R&B is a genre that can be considered "halfway" to (almost) all the others. Take for example Rock n Roll, which has ... read more

pedrosabe16
75

What Etta James does is take over all these and soar her vocals into making them her own. Not one moment comes close to the swooping romanticism of her rendition of the title track, but doesn't the listen is consistent throughout.

Felix_96
80

8/10

classic

Fav tracks: <every song except Spoonfull>

Jwallace1997
80

At Last! I'm reviewing this

Favorite Track: At Last

Least Favorite Track: Girl of My Dreams

80

A beautiful singer. At Last and A Sunday Kind of Love are absolute treasures. The rest are well sung but not as interesting.

Chr0niic
85

Very classic soul record. It's amazing how this came out 62 years ago and has aged like fine wine.

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Added on: May 13, 2013