\\ Mercury Records to release Barry White reissues April

 The first of a series of catalog releases from the artists classic work will be in Barry White honor.

Mercury Records(Universal Music Canada) will be releasing works from the American legendary singer songwriter on April 13. The new releases which will feature his classic records will be part of yearlong celebrations of the 45th anniversary of White’s first release on 20th Century Records.

The new collection features records such as; “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 benefited from White’s distinctive songwriting and production skills.

The reissue series launches with a pair of remastered White hits collections: Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles, a single-CD compilation incorporating 21 classic White hits, which will also be available as a double vinyl LP including the bonus track “Satin Soul” by Love Unlimited Orchestra; and the three-CD, 46-track The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979). Both albums will feature expansive liner notes and track details.

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

These comprehensive sets kick off UMG’s historic Barry White 20th Century Records remastered reissue program, with future releases 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.

Barry White born Barry Eugene Carter September 12 1944 died July 4, 2003.

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The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) 3CD / DIGITAL

Disc One

  1. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (4:10)
  2. Just A Little More Baby (4:14)
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give (5:16)
  4. I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental) (5:16)
  5. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version) (4:01)
  6. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (long version) (4:40) (original b-side)
  7. No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental) (4:27) (revised b-side)
  8. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (2:59)
  9. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental) (4:55)
  10. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (3:21)
  11. Just Not Enough (4:21)
  12. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (3:32)
  13. More Than Anything, You’re My Everything (3:04)
  14. What Am I Gonna Do With You (3:36)
  15. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby (3:32)

Disc Two

  1. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To (4:09)
  2. Anything You Want Me To (5:44)
  3. Let The Music Play (3:34)
  4. Let The Music Play (Instrumental) (4:21)
  5. You See The Trouble With Me (3:20)
  6. I’m So Blue And You Are Too (5:00)
  7. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together (4:24)
  8. If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me (5:04)
  9. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (3:16)
  10. Can’t You See It’s Only You I Want (4:43)
  11. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (3:07)
  12. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (Instrumental) (5:03)
  13.  It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (3:24)
  14. I Never Thought I’d Fall In Love With You (4:46)
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Disco Version) (6:53)

Disc Three

  1. Playing Your Game, Baby (3:37)
  2. Of All The Guys In The World (3:48)
  3. Oh What A Night For Dancing (3:16)
  4. You’re So Good You’re Bad (6:00)
  5. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness (3:46)
  6. It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing (4:04)
  7. Just The Way You Are (4:09)
  8. Now I’m Gonna Make Love To You (4:56)
  9. Sha La La Means I Love You (3:28)
  10. September When I First Met You (3:59)
  11. Early Years (3:58)
  12. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (2:45)
  13. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy) (3:38)
  14. How Did You Know It Was Me (3:36)
  15. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (Disco Version) (6:14)
  16. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy) (Disco Version) (4:59)

Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles CD / DIGITAL

  1. Love’s Theme (3.36)  Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (4:10)
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give (5:16)
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (4:01)
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (2:59)
  6. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (3:21)
  7. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (3:32)
  8. What Am I Gonna Do With You (3:36)
  9. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To (4:09)
  10. Let The Music Play (3:34)
  11. You See The Trouble With Me (3:20)
  12. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together (4:24)
  13. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (3:16)
  14. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (3:07)
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (3:24)
  16. Playing Your Game, Baby (3:37)
  17. Oh What A Night For Dancing (3:16)
  18. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness (3:46)
  19. Just The Way You Are (4:09)
  20. September When I First Met You (3:59)
  21. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing (2:45)

Double LP

Side A

  1. Love’s Theme (3:36)  Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (4:10)
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give (5:16)
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (4:01)
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (2:59)

Side B

  1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (3:21)
  2. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (3:32)
  3. What Am I Gonna Do With You (3:36)
  4. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To (4:09)
  5. Let The Music Play (3:34)

Side C

  1. Satin Soul (3:35)  Love Unlimited Orchestra  (vinyl bonus track)
  2. You See The Trouble With Me (3:20)
  3. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together (4:24)
  4. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long (3:16)
  5. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (3:07)
  6. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (3:24)

Side D

  1. Playing Your Game, Baby (3:37)
  2. Oh What A Night For Dancing (3:16)
  3. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness (3:46)
  4. Just The Way You Are (4:09)
  5. September When I First Met You (3:59)
  6. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing (2:45)

The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975) 7″ VINYL BOX SET

20th Century TC-2069; 1973

A

Love’s Theme (3:36)  Love Unlimited Orchestra

B

Sweet Moments (3:46)  Love Unlimited Orchestra

20th Century TC-2018; 1973

A

I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (4:10)

B

Just A Little More Baby (4:14)

20th Century TC-2042; 1973

A

I’ve Got So Much To Give (5:16)

B  

I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental) (5:16)

20th Century TC-2058; 1973       

A

Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version) (4:01)

B

No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental) (4:27)

20th Century TC-2077; 1974

A

Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (2:59)

B

Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental) (4:55)

20th Century TC-2120; 1974

A

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe (3:21)

B

Just Not Enough (4:21)

20th Century TC-2133; 1974

A

You’re The First, The Last, My Everything (3:32)

B

More Than Anything, You’re My Everything (3:04)

20th Century TC-2177; 1975

A

What Am I Gonna Do With You (3:36)

B

What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby (3:32)

20th Century TC-2208; 1975

A

I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To (4:09)

B

Anything You Want Me To (5:44)

20th Century TC-2265; 1975                       

A

Let The Music Play (3:34)

B

Let The Music Play (Instrumental) (4:21)

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