Back to the World (Curtis Mayfield album)

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Back to the World
Curtis Mayfield - Back to the World album cover.jpg
Studio album by Curtis Mayfield
Released May 1973 (1973-05)
Studio Curtom Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Funk, soul
Length 36:09
Label Curtom
Producer Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Mayfield chronology
Superfly
(1972)
Back to the World
(1973)
Curtis in Chicago
(1973)
Singles from Back to the World
  1. "Future Shock / The Other Side of Town"
    Released: 1973
  2. "If I Were Only a Child Again / Think (Instrumental)"
    Released: 1973
  3. "Can't Say Nothin' / Future Song (Love a Good Woman, Love a Good Man)"
    Released: 1973
  4. "Kung Fu / Right On for the Darkness"
    Released: 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone favorable[3]

Back to the World is a 1973 studio album by Curtis Mayfield. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart,[4] as well as number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Curtis Mayfield.

No. Title Length
1. "Back to the World" 6:45
2. "Future Shock" 5:15
3. "Right On for the Darkness" 7:27
4. "Future Song (Love a Good Woman, Love a Good Man)" 4:58
5. "If I Were Only a Child Again" 2:49
6. "Can't Say Nothin'" 5:13
7. "Keep on Trippin'" 3:12
Total length: 36:09

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Curtis Mayfield – production
  • Richard Tufo – arrangement
  • Roger Anfinsen – engineering
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Gary Wolkowitz – illustration
  • Milton Sincoff – packaging
  • Marv Stuart – management
  • Joseph "Lucky" Scott - Bass

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Back to the World - Curtis Mayfield". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Curtis Mayfield". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  3. ^ Davis, Stephen (July 19, 1973). "Curtis Mayfield: Back To The World". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Curtis Mayfield - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Curtis Mayfield - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2018. 

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