"Give It Up To Love is the R&B comeback of the year." — Rolling Stone
"Mighty Sam McClain´s Give It Up To Love is one of the great soul records." — Stereophile
Mighty Sam is a rhythm and blues legend who shook up the blues world with this 1993 release. The great torch bearer of deep soul is caught in top form on this classic album.
"McClain sings soul with incredible power — he knows when to pull the punches and when to cool it down. ´Give It Up to Love,´ the title track, acknowledges his gospel roots; he performs it as a vocal prayer to God asking for wisdom, love, and strength. Bruce Katz´s contributions on B-3 Hammond organ expands McClain´s sound, particularly on the ´Green Onions´-influenced ´What You Want Me to Do.´ The sparsely effective arrangement on ´Here I Go Falling in Love Again´ brings McClain up front as he cries of being a soul stripped to the bare bones. Kevin Barry´s funky bass blows while McClain declares himself as a child of God in ´Child of the Mighty Mighty.´" — All Music Guide. This Hybrid SACD plays in both CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.