Love Unlimited


Band members               Related acts

- Glodean James (aka Glodean White) -- vocals

- Linda James -- vocals

- Diane Taylor -- vocals

 

 

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- Barry & Glodean (Glodean James)

 

 

 


 

Genre: soul

Rating: **** (4 stars)

Title:  In Heat

Company: 20th Century Fox

Catalog: T-443

Year: 1974

Country/State: US

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: --

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4865

Price: $10.00

 

 

In spite of Barry White's typical heavy handed production and arrangements, I'll grudgingly tell you that 1974's "In Heat" is probably Love Unlimited's best album.  That's not to say the collection's immune from White's typical excesses.  His penchant for heavy orchestration and overwhelming arrangements typically drown out most of the acts he worked with, however to their everlasting credit Glodean and Linda James and Diane Taylor withstood the onslaught better than most.  That's actually even more impressive when you consider the fact these ladies were not exactly the most dynamic trio on the market.  Responsible for five of the six songs, White's heavy handed fingerprints were all over the place (clumsy strings, ill advised woodwinds, etc.), but on tracks like Jerry Ragovay's 'Move Me No Mountain', 'Share a Little Love In Your Heart' and the clumsily titled 'I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go' the ladies managed to hold their own and even inject a little bit of true soul into the proceedings.  That said, they lost the fight on tracks like 'Oh I Should Say It's a Beautiful Day' and their vocal rendition of 'Love's Theme'.  Still four out of six is a pretty good ratio.  

 

The album's sales were bolstered by three hit singles:

 

1974's 'Love's Theme' b/w ''Sweet Moments (20th Century Fox catalog number TC-2069)

- 1974's 'I Belong To You' b/w ''And Only You (20th Century Fox catalog number TC-2141)

- 1974's 'Share a Little Love In Your Heart' b/w ''I Love You So Never Let Me Go (20th Century Fox catalog number TC-2183)

 

"In Heat" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Move Me No Mountain   (Jerry Ragovoy - A. Schroeder) - 

2.) Share a Little Love In Your Heart   (Barry White) - 

3.) Oh I Should Say It's a Beautiful Day   (Barry White) - 

 

(side 2)
1.) I Needed Love - You Were There   (Barry White) - 

2.) I Belong To You   (Barry White) - 

3.) I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go   (Barry White) - 

4.) Love's Theme   (A. Schroeder - Barry White) - 


 

 

 

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