Back to the World is the fourth studio album by Curtis Mayfield. "The world" was what American GIs in Vietnam called the United States, and returning to it could be a harrowing experience; Mayfield addresses this problem in the title track. The album also includes the minor hit “Future Shock," which was covered by Herbie Hancock in 1983, and the emotional "If I Were Only a Child Again." Back to the World went to #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and reached the top 20 on the Pop Albums chart. The single "Right on for the Darkness" was featured in the 1995 film Dead Presidents.