Bette Midler – Waterfalls

Via the Advocate:

Bette Midler is paying tribute to some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups in music history with her upcoming collection of covers It’s the Girls. The album, available November 4 from Warner Bros. records, features 15 classic tracks by legendary ladies including the Ronettes, the Supremes, TLC, and the Chiffons, among others.

TLC’s critically-raved original spent seven week atop the Billboard pop singles chart in 1995. Bette includes their reference to HIV (“three letters took him to his final resting place”), but coupled with this rather funereal arrangement, that sort of doom somehow feels less fitting nearly 20 years later. She does sound as great as always.