I've Got So Much to Give (album)

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I've Got So Much to Give
Studio album by Barry White
Released March 27, 1973
Recorded 1972-1973
Genre R&B, soul
Length 36:03
Label 20th Century
Producer Barry White
Barry White chronology
I've Got So Much to Give
Stone Gon'

I've Got So Much to Give is the debut studio album by American R&B singer Barry White, released on March 27, 1973 on the 20th Century label.


The album topped the R&B albums chart. It also reached #16 on the Billboard 200. The album was a success, yielding two Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby", which peaked at #1, and the title track. Both were also successful on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #3 and #32 respectively. "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" was also a hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #23. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks on May 4, 2010 by Hip-O Select.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B [2]

The album received moderate reviews Stephen Erlewine of AllMusic wrote In a sense, his sound is fully formed—there’s no mistaking his velvet baritone or his lush, string-draped surrounding, particularly on the album’s closing “I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby,” a song so seductive it set the pace for the rest of his career.[1] However, the album was criticized for sounding like Isaac Hayes. Christgau wrote "White's hustle is to combine Isaac Hayes's power with Al Green's niceness, and he succeeds, in his way, but the synthesis has its drawbacks--tends to compound his humorlessness and mendacity as well.[2]"

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Barry White, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Standing in the Shadows of Love" Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland 8:00
2. "Bring Back My Yesterday" Barry White, Robert Relf 6:40
Side two
No. Title Length
3. "I've Found Someone" 5:55
4. "I've Got So Much to Give" 8:11
5. "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" 7:20


Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 16
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Year Single Peak chart positions

1973 "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" 3 1 23
"I've Got So Much to Give" 32 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. I've Got So Much to Give > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "I've Got So Much to Give > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > Barry White". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ "UK Charts > Barry White". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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