Abbey Lincoln is singing Throw it Away, one of the standout tracks from the CD.
Throw it away. Throw it awayAbbey Sings Abbey is a fine celebration of a distinguished career. It is a beautifully restrained album performed by a singer-songwriter of great wisdom at the top of her craft. Lincoln sings these songs with humanity, gravitas and authority and profound musical and human understanding.
Give your love, live your life,
Each and every day
And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
There's a hand to rock the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kind of motion
As it moves across the land,And the hand's unclenched and open.
Gifts of life and love it brings,
So Keep your hands wide open
If you're needing anything.
The Guardian wrote of the album:
In 2007, she made a swansong album, Abbey Sings Abbey – a poignant collection of new originals, covers of favourites such as Leonard Bernstein's Lucky To Be Me, a bold a capella account of Tender As a Rose and a distinctive reinvention of Windmills of Your Mind, with a superb Joe Lovano on saxophone. As she once said: "I live through music and it lives through me." It was no exaggeration"