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Track Listing
  1. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
  2. Lovin' You
  3. A Bit O.K.
  4. Don't You Mess with a Woman
  5. Delta Dawn
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  1. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
  2. Lovin' You
  3. A Bit O.K.
  4. Don't You Mess with a Woman
  5. Delta Dawn
  6. The West Wind Circus
  7. If We Could Still Be Friends
  8. Long Hard Climb
  9. Until It's Time for You to Go
  10. The Old Fashioned Way
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"Delta Dawn" was as big a hit for Reddy as was "I Am Woman," but Long Hard Climb fails to equal her previous album, coming across as just a strained retread. Half of the material had already appeared in superior recordings -- Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Until It's Time for You to Go" in particular. Originally a sincere, affecting love song, here it's interpreted as an forgettable cocktail-cum-lounge number. Similarly, Maria Muldaur's take on "Long Hard Climb" trounces Reddy's damp reading -- her blunt, rather cavalier approach to ...