The Love Unlimited Orchestra
|The Love Unlimited Orchestra|
|Origin||San Pedro, CA, United States|
|Genres||Soul, Disco, Funk, R&B|
|Associated acts||Barry White|
|Past members||David T. Walker
Emmett North Jr
Ray Parker Jr.
The Love Unlimited Orchestra, formed by American R&B/soul musician Barry White, was a 40-piece string-laden orchestra that served as a backing unit for White and female vocal trio Love Unlimited. From the early 1970s on, they also recorded several singles and albums under their own name.
Their biggest hit single was 1973's instrumental disc, "Love's Theme". The track, written by Barry White, went to No. 1 for one week in the U.S. and No. 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The R.I.A.A. awarded a gold disc on 7 February 1974.
|Year||Album||Chart Positions||U.S. Certifications|
|1974||Rhapsody in White||8||2||—||Gold|
|1975||Music Maestro Please||94||14||—||—|
|1976||My Sweet Summer Suite||123||35||—||—|
|1978||My Musical Bouquet||201||53||—||—|
|1979||Super Movie Themes: Just a Little Bit Different||—||—||—||—|
|1981||Let 'Em Dance||—||—||—||—|
|Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents
Mr. Webster Lewis: Welcome Aboard
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart, was not released, or was not certified|
|1974||"Rhapsody in White"||63||48||—|
|"Forever in Love"||—||22||—|
|1977||"Theme from King Kong (Part 1)"||68||15||—|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released|
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 330. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- "The Love Unlimited Orchestra discography". http://www.billboard.com.
- "The Love Unlimited Orchestra UK discography". http://www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.
- "The Love Unlimited Orchestra certifications". http://www.riaa.com.
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