Barry White - Greatest Hits
Barry White is soulmusic of course but even more 'Love'. The man's repertoire is about 'Love', 'Love' and nothing but 'Love'. Another reason for inclusion is that he made some really good music and is an artist just as much as a man behind the scenes, like James Brown and Ike Turner.
Barry White started his career as producer, engineer and A&R man in the 60's, giving him an opportunity to also showcase his talents in singing, piano playing and songwriting.
His empire he then built on Love Unlimited, the vocal group, Love Unlimited Orchestra and the hits he released under his own name.
The voice you can't miss, the overload of strings neither. 'Love' has its distinctive sound. It's worth keeping an eye out for old records of the BW empire, some records have fantastic portraits of BW looking like a dressed up gorilla (no disrespect intended, it's what it really looks like) or a pink-hearts-and-flowers design to emphasize the 'Love' theme, which makes you want to switch your eyes to black and white vision. 'Love' has its distinctive looks too!
This CD is a re-release of an LP from 1975, design minimal and info, other than titles and writers, absent.
PolyGram / Mercury, 1990
Barry White's Greatest Hits