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Bette Midler is Bette Midler's self-titled second studio album which was released on November 16, 1973 by Atlantic Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Skylark 3:02
  2. Drinking Again 2:46
  3. Breaking Up Somebody's Home 3:47
  4. Surabaya Johnny 4:52
  5. I Shall Be Released 4:55
  6. Optimistic Voices/Lullaby Of Broadway 2:27
  7. In The Mood 2:37
  8. Uptown/Da Doo Run Run 3:23
  9. Twisted 2:23
  10. Higher And Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) 4:08

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Bette Midler" peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA with sales of 500,000.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Allmusic's Joe Viglione called it "a solid album" and wrote: "The trouble is, it's all so artsy. It's a beautiful record ignoring the need to match the success of her first two singles, and in a world driven by radio, where timing is everything, the question to this day remains -- why?"

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