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Rhapsody in White
Love Unlimited Orchestra
Rhapsody in White
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
 
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The mood on 1974's Rhapsody in White, reissued as part of Mercury's Funk Essentials series, is just what you'd expect. Its eight cuts alternate between honeymoon-suite stuff and what sounds like leftover score from Starsky...  more »

      
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All Artists: Love Unlimited Orchestra
Title: Rhapsody in White
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Original Release Date: 1/1/1974
Re-Release Date: 5/19/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, Easy Listening, By Decade, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455820126

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The mood on 1974's Rhapsody in White, reissued as part of Mercury's Funk Essentials series, is just what you'd expect. Its eight cuts alternate between honeymoon-suite stuff and what sounds like leftover score from Starsky and Hutch--except, of course, for "Love's Theme," the number one pop hit that became a favorite of figure skaters everywhere. Barry White's album in all but name only, Rhapsody finds him taking up the primest real estate on the front cover, writing all but one of these instrumentals, coarranging (with Gene Page), conducting, and providing a handful of his trademark seduction raps. This is romance: "You know what I feel like doin' to you right now?" --Rickey Wright
 

CD Reviews

BEST, FULLEST AND GLORY
JOSE FLEITAS | MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY | 07/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE ALBUM RHAPSODY IN WHITE IS THE MOST WONDERFUL ALBUM EVER MADE. RHAPSODY IN WHITE SOUNDS LIKE THE MUSIC OF THE HEAVEN.
THE LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA KNOWS WHAT MUSIC MEANS. THE GLORY OF MUSIC WAS BORN THE DAY THAT RHAPSODY IN WHITE START TO SOUND.
"LOVE THEMES" ITS A BEAUTY AND "I FEEL LOVE COMING ON" ITS THE MUSIC ITSELF."
Barry Scores
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 11/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Love Unlimited Orchestra is Barry White's backing "band" and they laid down the swirling, lush orchestration behind all of his great hits. Although Rhapsody In White is credited to the LUO, it is basically a Barry White album. He does his usual duty of writing, arranging and producing. The album sounds like it could be the soundtrack to a lost 70's blaxplotation film and is buoyed by the massive number one single "Love's Theme" which also became Mr. White's signature number. Other standout cuts include the title track, "Midnight & You" & "Don't Take It Away From Me"."
The Love Unlimited Orchestra at its best
Kelli N. | Texas | 07/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not only could Barry sing, but he could write, arrange, and conduct music just as beautifully. Just listen to this awesome CD. Each song is a brilliant masterpiece. My favorite has always been the title track, but I love all the others too. "Barry's Theme" starts the album off perfectly, while "Love's Theme" (Barry's first number one hit) closes it out. "Midnight and You" and "Baby Blues" absolutely ooze with sensuality and sex. These songs are both romantic and uplifting. You'll enjoy this CD alone in the dark, or driving on the highway. If you love good music, it's a must."