Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
"Long time coming"
M. Spencer | Stockbridge, GA by way of D.C. | 02/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1977 L.T.D. collaberated with long time Philly producer/arranger Bobby Martin and he became their producer for the next three albums. During this time Martin was getting fed up with long time working partners Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff at Philadelphi International Records and wanted to start producing other artist under different circumstances. At that time was also the producer for the soul group the Manhattans and moved out to California to work with L.T.D. because he saw the great potential in the band and with Jeffrey Osborne's great lead vocals could really work some magic. And what a great marriage it was with Martin adding a little of that Philly soul with some of his new ideas which amazingly was very different from the other artist he produced. The smash song on this album was "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again" and it was the first time L.T.D. scored a number one hit with a uptempto tune and their second straight number one r&b song. When I first heard this album back in the late 70's/early 80's I liked, but not nearly as much as I do now that I can appreciate this spectacular piece of work. As much as I love the bands funk tunes, ballads always seem to be their specialty with great lead vocals of brothers Jeffrey and Billy Osborne(these brothers really had some soul in their DNA). My personal favorites on this album are "(Won't Cha) Stay With Me,You Come First At Last(with a great lead vocal by Billy Osborne),If Your Need,Never Get Enough Of You Love", and "Make Someone Smile Today"(another great lead vocal by Billy). I thought L.T.D. really set themselve from the pack with this release and their were more great things to come in the future for the band. Solid effort overall and a must have."
Something to Love
M. Spencer | 08/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is my first time doing this. I like this albumn because it has some awesome songs on it, I think it should be titled differently because of the types of songs on it. I grew up with LTD and thought their music was awesome then and its great to hear these songs again, LTD's music is ageless."