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Man
Barry White
Man
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
 
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White's trademark strings and horns are present on this 1978 release, but play second fiddle (as it were) to irresistibly syncopated disco beats on most of the seven tracks. The club hit "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness" sou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Barry White
Title: Man
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Original Release Date: 1/1/1978
Re-Release Date: 9/24/1996
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042281227325

Synopsis

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White's trademark strings and horns are present on this 1978 release, but play second fiddle (as it were) to irresistibly syncopated disco beats on most of the seven tracks. The club hit "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness" sounds in retrospect like a template for Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," while "Look at Her" and the Caribbean-flavored "Sha La La Means I Love You" further demonstrate White's talent for inventive, ear-catching arrangements. His first commercial peak had passed by the time The Man appeared, but the two slower closing cuts, "Early Years" and a cover of "Just the Way You Are," speak to the patience and openheartedness behind White's usual sexiness. --Rickey Wright
 

CD Reviews

Great!!!
Inácio Loiola | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 05/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was twelve years old whem I first listened this album, in 1978.
It was my first contact with "Barry White Stile". Since them, Barry has been my soundtrack in every moment. This work bring to us a lot of simphonic elements, including harps.
"September" is the best one between eight beaultiful songs.
Incredible album..."
This Is GREAT!
Kelli N. | Texas | 07/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are some of the very best songs in Barry White's career. The overwhelmingly strings, mixed with disco beats, makes this CD all the more beautiful. My favorites are "September When I First Met You," a gorgeous song, with awesome horns and strings throughout, "Look At Her," a cool disco-flavored love song, and "Just the Way You Are" (his version throws Billy Joel's in the shade!) I never cared for that song very much, until I heard his version. Now, I love it... An excellent CD!"
A True Original is the Artist Known as "The Maestro"
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 09/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I cannot add any more superlatives to one of White's best that have been previously mentioned. Just had to add another star befitting the excellence of "The Man.""