Music legend Barry White launched his first solo album with 20th Century Records in 1973. His string massively profitable singles and albums established him as music’s main pioneer orchestral soul, a style that grew to become a staple within the 1970s and past. Backing his work all through his seven years with the label was Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble carried out by White himself. Their largest single, 1973’s “Love’s Theme,” went to No. 1 within the U.S. and No. 10 within the U.Okay. White additionally produced releases for the label by the feminine vocal trio, Love Unlimited, whose 1975 single “I Belong To You” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart.
On March 29th, Mercury/UMe will launch a brand new 7 CD field set, Love Unlimited Orchestra: The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979). On the identical date, Mercury/UMe will launch new vinyl LP reissues for 3 the group’s albums, plus two albums by Love Unlimited, the feminine vocal trio produced by Barry White. The Love Unlimited Orchestra field set brings collectively, for the primary time, all seven albums the group recorded for the label, newly remastered from their authentic analog grasp tapes for the primary time since their 1970s debuts. The albums are introduced with their authentic sleeve and label artwork for the 7 CD field set and for the brand new vinyl LP reissues. The 5 vinyl LPs have been minimize at Abbey Road Studios and pressed on top quality 180-gram vinyl to ensure optimum audio high quality.
Mercury/UMe’s Barry White/20th Century Records reissue program was launched in 2018 with field set releases White’s remastered solo albums and singles from his tenure with the label. 15 years since his premature dying in 2003 on the age 58, the worldwide marketing campaign honors Barry White’s legendary profession by restoring these basic albums and presenting them collectively.
From A Girl’s Point Of View We Give To You... Love Unlimited is the debut studio album American soul vocal trio Love Unlimited, launched in 1972 on UNI Records. Produced by Barry White, for whom the trio served as a backing group on the time, the album was organized by White and conductor Gene Page. The album produced the hit single “Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love,” which reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Soul Singles chart.
In Heat is the third studio album by Love Unlimited. Released in 1974 on 20th Century Records, the album charted at No. 15 on the Billboard R&B chart, whereas the one “I Belong To You” hit No. 1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart in 1975. Also included: the sought-after vocal model “Love’s Theme.”
Rhapsody In White is Love Unlimited Orchestra’s 1973 debut studio album. It was an enormous success for the Barry White-led group, led by the “Love’s Theme” single, their signature track that hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album, which additionally consists of the bed room basic “Midnight And You” that includes Barry White’s distinctive vocal, peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
White Gold is Love Unlimited Orchestra’s third LP and their second 1974 (following the Together Brothers soundtrack album). The album peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and it featured “Satin Soul,” which reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
My Sweet Summer Suite is Love Unlimited Orchestra’s fifth LP, launched in 1976, the identical 12 months that Barry White launched his seminal Let The Music Play LP. The LP’s title track was a No. 1 Dance Chart smash, whereas its new urgent options the unique lengthy model “Strange Games & Things,” a observe which has turn out to be a cult favourite for hip-hop followers and producers.