'Bout Love

'Bout Love
Billwithers boutlove.jpg
Studio album by
Released1979
Recorded1978
StudioRecord Plant (Los Angeles, California) and A&R Recording (New York City, New York).
GenreSoul
Length39:03
LabelColumbia Records
ProducerPaul Smith
Bill Withers chronology
Menagerie
(1977)
'Bout Love
(1979)
Watching You, Watching Me
(1985)

'Bout Love is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers, released in 1979 on the Columbia label.

Reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]

Bill Withers collaborated with Paul Smith on 'Bout Love, who co-wrote all but "Memories Are That Way" with Withers. 'Bout Love features Withers' usual mellowness and introspective lyrics, however its lead single, "Don't It Make It Better" is up-tempo, and its follow-up single, "You Got the Stuff" is a funk song. "Don't It Make It Better" peaked at No. 30 on Billboard R&B Singles, but "You Got the Stuff" reached only No. 85 on the chart.[3]

'Bout Love peaked at #50 on the R&B chart and No. 134 on the Billboard 200. It was re-released as a digital music download in 2008.[4]

Track listing[]

  1. "All Because Of You" (Bill Withers, Paul Smith) – 3:50
  2. "Dedicated To You My Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:47
  3. "Don't It Make It Better" (Withers, Smith) – 4:12
  4. "You Got The Stuff" (Withers, Smith, Keith Hatchell) – 7:14
  5. "Look To Each Other For Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:23
  6. "Love" (Withers, Smith) – 4:57
  7. "Love Is" (Withers, Smith) – 4:21
  8. "Memories Are That Way" (Withers) – 5:06

Personnel[]

Production[]

Charts[]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[5] 134
Billboard Top Soul Albums[5] 50

Singles[]

Year Single Chart positions[6]
US
R&B
1979 "Don't It Make It Better " 30
"You Got The Stuff " 85

External links[]

References[]

  1. '^ Hogan, Ed. Bill Withers: Bout Love – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ ""'Bout Love" Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Amazon.com: 'Bout Love". Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Bill Withers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Bill Withers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.