Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Love Unlimited - Under The Influence Of...

And here's the second Love Unlimited album from '73. Opening with the all-time disco classic 'Love's Theme' gives the rest of the album a lot to live up to, but it mostly succeeds. 'Love's Theme' segues rather clunkily into 'Under The Influence Of Love', as covered a few years back by our very own Kylie, with another fabulous Love Unlimited Orchestra everything-and-the-kitchen-sink orchestration. Barry's own version of `Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It' turned up on his 'Can't Get Enough' set the next year, and for good measure it turns up again at the end of the album in a more instrumental version. The Maestro himself pops up for one of his classic declarations of love on 'Say It Again'. The album version of 'It May Be Winter' has a nice extended intro compared with the single version and a lovely flute break. Altogether now: "Ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh"!

1. Love's Theme - Under The Influence Of Love (8:21)
2. Lovin' You, That's All I'm After (4:27)
3. Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It (3:48)
4. Say It Again (3:15)
5. Someone Really Cares For You (5:34)
6. It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It's Spring) (4:09)
7. Yes, We Finally Made It (3:37)

...And I know I just can't LIVE without it!


Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Great job! I thought I'd NEVER see this album again. Needless to say, my copy from 1974 has seen better days. Now all I need to do is find the debut from '71 and life will be swell... Thanks for the share

The Guru Of The Groove said...

Keep an eye on the blog, Vincent...'From A Girl's Point of View We Bring You' may well be coming your way soon!

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Great deal, once again, my copy is well played. Not even Click Repair could save it! Thanks a lot!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the blog, it's really great! Although there are few records posted, for the time being, they are hard to find ones.
And the site you uploaded them is great too!! Good work, buddy! Discosaurio

DJ Kool JB said...

link is dead :(