yearlong series of 45th anniversary reissues honouring the soulful legacy of barry white on 20th century records, launches on april 13

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YEARLONG SERIES OF 45TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUES HONOURING THE SOULFUL LEGACY OF BARRY WHITE ON 20th CENTURY RECORDS, LAUNCHES ON APRIL 13

14 FEBRUARY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – From his hit-making ’70s heyday until his untimely passing in 2003, Barry White set an unmatched standard for sexy, seductive and soulful R&B.  As a vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, White created music that was unmatched in its sonic and romantic intensity, highlighted by lush, widescreen arrangements and his iconic deep, dark baritone voice. Over the course of his remarkable career, two-time Grammy Award–winner Barry White accumulated 106 gold albums worldwide, with 41 of those attaining platinum status, along with 20 gold and 10 platinum singles. With worldwide record sales of over 100 million records, he remains one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.

On April 13, Mercury Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is set to unveil the first of a series of catalogue releases of Barry White’s classic work, in a yearlong celebration of the 45th anniversary of White’s debut on 20th Century Records. New collections feature an array of White’s solo classics including, “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything,” along with hits by female trio Love Unlimited (“Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love,” “I Belong To You”) and the 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra (“Love’s Theme,” “Satin Soul”), both of which benefitted from White’s distinctive songwriting and production skills.

The Barry White reissue series launches with a pair of remastered collections titled, Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles, a compilation of 21 classic hits including the bonus track, “Satin Soul” by Love Unlimited Orchestra, available in single-CD and double vinyl LP formats; and the three-CD, 46-track The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979), which will be presented in a specially-designed box with the three discs packaged in individual wallets. Both physical packages feature new liner notes and track details, and will also be available as digital downloads with newly remastered audio from the 20th Century Records master tapes featured.

  • Pre-order Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles – HERE
  • Pre-order The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) – HERE

In addition to the reissued collections, The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975), a box set of ten seven-inch vinyl singles that replicates White’s original hit single releases, is also set to arrive on April 20. The ten singles will be housed in a two-piece rigid box, with each disc in a 20th Century Records sleeve and 7” labels that duplicate the originals, along with a four-page illustrated book. The vinyl set features newly remastered audio from the 20th Century Records master tapes, cut at Abbey Road Studios for the highest possible sound quality.

These comprehensive sets launch a historic Barry White/20th Century Records remastered reissue program, with future releases slated to include complete 20th Century Records LP and CD album box sets, and new compilations and album box sets spotlighting Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra. Pre-order for The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975) coming soon.

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THE COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES (1973-1979)

3CD/Digital Format – Tracklisting:

Disc One

  1. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  2. Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental)
  5. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version)
  6. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (long version) (original b-side)
  7. No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental) (revised b-side)
  8. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  9. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental)
  10. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  11. Just Not Enough
  12. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  13. More Than Anything, You’re My Everything
  14. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  15. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby

Disc Two

  1. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  2. Anything You Want Me To
  3. Let The Music Play
  4. Let The Music Play (Instrumental)
  5. You See The Trouble With Me
  6. I’m So Blue And You Are Too
  7. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  8. If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me
  9. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  10. Can’t You See It’s Only You I Want
  11. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  12. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (Instrumental)
  13. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
  14. I Never Thought I’d Fall In Love With You
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Disco Version)

Disc Three

  1. Playing Your Game, Baby
  2. Of All The Guys In The World
  3. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  4. You’re So Good You’re Bad
  5. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  6. It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing
  7. Just The Way You Are
  8. Now I’m Gonna Make Love To You
  9. Sha La La Means I Love You
  10. September When I First Met You
  11. Early Years
  12. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing
  13. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy)
  14. How Did You Know It Was Me
  15. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (Disco Version)
  16. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy) (Disco Version)

 

LOVE’S THEME: THE BEST OF THE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES 

CD/Digital Format – Tracklisting:

  1. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  6. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  7. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  8. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  9. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  10. Let The Music Play
  11. You See The Trouble With Me
  12. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  13. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  14. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
  16. Playing Your Game, Baby
  17. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  18. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  19. Just The Way You Are
  20. September When I First Met You
  21. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing

 

2LP Format – Tracklisting:

Side A

  1. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See

Side B

  1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  2. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  3. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  4. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  5. Let The Music Play

Side C

  1. Satin Soul – Love Unlimited Orchestra (*vinyl bonus track)
  2. You See The Trouble With Me
  3. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  4. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  5. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  6. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me

Side D

  1. Playing Your Game, Baby
  2. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  3. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  4. Just The Way You Are
  5. September When I First Met You
  6. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing

 

THE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES (1973-1975)

7” Vinyl Box Set – Tracklisting:

20th Century TC-2069; 1973

  • Side A. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • Side B. Sweet Moments – Love Unlimited Orchestra

20th Century TC-2018; 1973

  • Side A. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  • Side B. Just A Little More Baby

20th Century TC-2042; 1973

  • Side A. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  • Side B. I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental)

20th Century TC-2058; 1973     

  • Side A. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version)
  • Side B. No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental)

20th Century TC-2077; 1974

  • Side A. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  • Side B. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental)

20th Century TC-2120; 1974

  • Side A. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  • Side B. Just Not Enough

20th Century TC-2133; 1974

  • Side A. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  • Side B. More Than Anything, You’re My Everything

20th Century TC-2177; 1975

  • Side A. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  • Side B. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby

20th Century TC-2208; 1975

  • Side A. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  • Side B. Anything You Want Me To

20th Century TC-2265; 1975                 

  • Side A. Let The Music Play
  • Side B. Let The Music Play (Instrumental)

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