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The Icon Is Love
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Critics may contend that Barry White passed his hit-making peak in the late '70s, but the man with the righteously real, deep-down-in-the-vocal-basement tones shocked all the nonbelievers in 1994. Thanks to "Practice What ... more »
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Critics may contend that Barry White passed his hit-making peak in the late '70s, but the man with the righteously real, deep-down-in-the-vocal-basement tones shocked all the nonbelievers in 1994. Thanks to "Practice What You Preach," the major hit single from this collection, White proved that he was far from being down with the count. Written and produced by White with Gerald Levert and his musical partner Tony Nicholas, the song not only found favor with White's existing audience, it had enough contemporary appeal to win the pop and soul legend some new fans, giving White's recording career a much-needed jolt. White also used the services of other current musical hit makers for the project: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis cowrote "I Only Want to Be with You" and "Come On," a pair of strong tunes for the album. However, White is at his bedroom best on "Baby's Home" and "Whatever We Had, We Had," most definitely a throwback to his earlier work as a '70s chartbuster. --David Nathan
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Lynn Mahon | Tazewell, Tennessee | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up on Barry White and some of my fondest teenage memories are when hewould be playing on 8- track or album. I can not say enough about his music and the messages that he explains through them. My favorite song by Barry, would have to be "Practice what you Preach", because that is wat I have done for a great many years now. What can I say moreover about his great style of song? One would just have to put on any of his music and judge for themselves. I have reviewed a lot of his works, and what more could one say-- it is the kind that you can fall in love with, or all over again: I did!"
I can't believe I used to hate love songs
Tim Lieder | New York, NY | 06/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There's something about Barry White that is so great, so amazing, so wild, so cool. His music evokes the slow steady love that men need to aspire to. Every song is about sex no matter what he's saying. The good sex, the slow sex, the sex that drives everyone involved wild.This CD is mostly amazing. From the sultry "Baby's Home" to the energetic "I Only Want to Be with You" to the subtle, but not-too-subtle "Practice What You Preach", this CD hits the private amazing moments of a love affair that make it worth the shouting and arguing that happens in between.The only reason why I give it four stars is because the deadweights of "There It Is" and "Whatever We Had, We Had" are the longest songs in the batch. The former is just mediocre, while the latter evokes the "We are breaking up but I want to say everything in order that you think of me in a good way" desperation perfectly. We've all been in that place where we want to leave a good impression with an ex-girlfriend so we just go on babbling. Only I don't want to remember it. I don't want to hear it. I especially don't want to hear it for over 10 minutes when all he's really saying in the song is "It's over" over and over again.Besides that one song this is a perfect gift, for yourself or that lover or that potential lover."