All Things in Time

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All Things in Time
Studio album by Lou Rawls
Released June 7, 1976
Recorded 1975-76
Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Philadelphia soul, jazz
Length 38:11
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, Jack Faith, Bobby Martin
Lou Rawls chronology
She's Gone
(1975)
All Things in Time
(1976)
Unmistakably Lou
(1977)

All Things in Time is an album by American R&B singer Lou Rawls, released in June 1976 on the Philadelphia International Records label. Coming after a career lull in the years immediately preceding, All Things in Time was Rawls' first album for PIR; at the time he was the first artist to sign with PIR after having already enjoyed a substantial recording career and chart success with other record labels (The Stylistics and Archie Bell & the Drells would later join him in this category).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Recorded at the legendary Sigma Sound Studios and produced by such PIR luminaries as Gamble & Huff, Bunny Sigler and Dexter Wansel, All Things in Time became an immediate success on the back of its celebrated lead single "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", which gave Rawls the biggest hit of his career, topping the R&B chart and making #2 on the pop chart. The album was Rawls' third R&B chart topper (the first since 1966), and reached #7 on the pop chart.

All Things in Time was highly rated by critics on its original release for the quality and variety of its material, faultless production standards and Rawls' vocal performances. Its reputation has endured and it is often cited as the best album of Rawls' tenure with PIR. Allmusic's Jason Elias describes it as "...not only one of Rawls' best albums, it's also one of the finest from Philadelphia International".

In 2005, All Things in Time was reissued by Demon Music in the UK in a double package with Rawls' 1977 album Unmistakably Lou.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're the One" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) - 5:19
  2. "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" (Gamble, Huff) - 4:26
  3. "Time" (Jack Faith, Allan Felder) - 2:54
  4. "Groovy People" (Gamble, Huff) - 3:19
  5. "Need You Forever" (Bunny Sigler) - 4:33
  6. "From Now On" (Sigler) - 4:56
  7. "Pure Imagination" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 3:40
  8. "This Song Will Last Forever" (Gamble, Huff, Cary Gilbert) - 5:05
  9. "Let's Fall in Love All Over Again" (Robert Martin) - 3:59

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1976 All Things In Time 7 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "Time" 8
"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" 2 1 1
"Groovy People" 64 19
1977 "This Song Will Last Forever" 74

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r16234/review
  2. ^ "Lou Rawls US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Lou Rawls US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-25.