Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes

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Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes album cover.jpg
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released February 1, 1971
Recorded Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles
Genre R&B, pop, soul, sunshine pop, psychedelic soul
Label Bell
Producer Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension chronology
Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes

Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes is the sixth album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1971. The title song had been recorded originally by Diana Ross the previous year. It reached #17 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.

Following the success of "One Less Bell to Answer" featuring Marilyn McCoo as lead vocalist, she was once again chosen to take the reins for the release of the first single, from which the album was named. The single became another Top 20 hit for The 5th. The follow-up single, "Light Sings", fared less well, just missing the Top 40. No other singles were issued from this album, as Bell decided to prepare for the group's first 'live' album release instead.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Time and Love" (Laura Nyro)
  2. "Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes" (Dorothea Joyce)
  3. "What Does It Take" (Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock)
  4. "Guess Who?" (Jessie Belvin, JoAnne Belvin)
  5. "Viva Tirado" (Gerald Wilson, Norman Gimbel)

Side Two

  1. "Light Sings" (Gary William Friedman, Will Holt)
  2. "The Rainmaker" (Bill Martin, Harry Nilsson)
  3. "He's a Runner" (Laura Nyro)
  4. "The Singer" (Elliott Willensky, Lamonte McLemore)
  5. "Every Night" (Paul McCartney)

Of Note: The track "He's a Runner" was originally slated to appear on The Age of Aquarius, and is listed on the covers of early issues of the album.

Interior gatefold of first edition copy of The Age of Aquarius. Note the appearance of "He's a Runner" in the centre of the track listing.


The 5th Dimension[edit]



Billboard (North America)

Year Song Position
1971 Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes 19
1971 Light Sings 44