'Bout Love

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'Bout Love
Studio album by Bill Withers
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Soul
Length 38:50
Label Columbia Records
Producer Paul Smith
Bill Withers chronology
Menagerie
(1977)
'Bout Love
(1978)
Watching You Watching Me
(1985)

'Bout Love is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers, released in 1978 on the Columbia label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Bill Withers collaborated with Paul Smith on 'Bout Love, who co-wrote all but "Memories Are That Way" with Withers. 'Bout Love features Withers's usual mellowness and introspective lyrics, however its lead single, "Don't It Make It Better" is up-tempo, and its follow-up single, "You Got the Stuff" is a funk song. "Don't It Make It Better" peaked at No. 30 on Billboard R&B Singles, but "You Got the Stuff" reached only No. 85 on the chart.[2]

'Bout Love peaked at #50 on the R&B chart and No. 134 on the Billboard 200. It was re-released as a digital music download in 2008.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Because Of You" (Bill Withers, Paul Smith) – 3:50
  2. "Dedicated To You My Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:47
  3. "Don't It Make It Better" (Withers, Smith) – 4:12
  4. "You Got The Stuff" (Withers, Smith, Keith Hatchell) – 7:14
  5. "Look To Each Other For Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:23
  6. "Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:57
  7. "Love Is" (Withers, Smith) – 4:21
  8. "Memories Are That Way" (Withers) – 5:06

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 134
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 50

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US
R&B
1979 "Don't It Make It Better " 30
"You Got The Stuff " 85

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. '^ Hogan, Ed. Bill Withers: Bout Love > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ ""'Bout Love" Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: 'Bout Love". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bill Withers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Bill Withers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29.