Barry White’s orchestral project Love Unlimited Orchestra initially offered up an interesting hybrid of classical, R&B, and early shades of disco. As witnessed by a new box set that compiles his releases for 20th Century Fox, it started off as a high-end, sophisticated concept, yet wound up morphing into something embarrassingly cringe-inducing.
Taken from the UMe release, Sings For The King,
Taken from the UMe release, Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.
When it came to their music, Georgia-based rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ always defied expectations; they were a red-hot Southern Rock band who could quickly turn into a damn fine roots-rock group. Their third album, Mystery Road, is arguably their best, and this deluxe edition shows why. It’s a blend of all sorts of styles, and has been expanded with a handful of demos to show that the album was no fluke.
Taken from the UMe release, My Generation: Super Deluxe Edition.
Taken from the forthcoming UMe release, The Human League: A Very British Synthesizer Group.
Taken from the Universal reissue, Guitar Town (Thirtieth Anniversary Deluxe Edition).
Roy Orbison’s One Of The Lonely Ones was unreleased in its time, and seeing release four decades later, it’s an enjoyable–if not particularly revelatory–artistic statement of a man in the throes of personal tragedy and loss.