Monday, July 08, 2013

Face '83: Gwen Guthrie

So time to take another quick dip into The Face's best recordings of 1983, in a bid to decide if The Face, or the cruel hand of history, is a better judge of music.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

The Face is 11-7 up on its calls so far, as we pick up Gwen Guthrie's Portrait album.

This was three years before Guthrie's statuesque Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent, so it was a strong early call from The Face.

Guthrie died in 1999, and surely is due some sort of critical revival by now.

Face 12; history 7.

[Part of The Face's best recordings of 1983]