Vanessa Williams has suddenly re-emerged on the music scene with two albums in the past few months. First, she issued the holiday-themed "Silver & Gold" and now, "Everlasting Love.

Vanessa Williams has suddenly re-emerged on the music scene with two albums in the past few months. First, she issued the holiday-themed "Silver & Gold" and now, "Everlasting Love." This latest set is a covers collection of '70s love songs; it arrives in time for Valentine's Day and will most certainly be a fitting gift for Mother's Day, too. For her step back in time, Williams tackles Chaka Khan's "Everlasting Love" with an appropriately sultry interpretation. Elsewhere, she gets funky-lite on the Brothers Johnson's "I'll Be Good to You," which features James "D-Train" Williams. Most poignantly (in light of her marriage troubles), she includes a heartbreaking original tune, the semi-autobiographical "Today and Everyday (Wedding Song)."—KC

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