'Bout Love

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'Bout Love
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Studio album by Bill Withers
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Soul
Length 38:50
Label Columbia Records
Producer Paul Smith
Bill Withers chronology
Menagerie
(1977)Menagerie1977
'Bout Love
(1978)
Watching You Watching Me
(1985)Watching You Watching Me1985

'Bout Love is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer Bill Withers, released in 1978 on the Columbia label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Bill Withers collaborated with Paul Smith on 'Bout Love, who co-wrote all but "Memories Are That Way" with Withers. 'Bout Love features Withers's 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.[2]

'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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  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[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 134
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 50

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US
R&B
1979 "Don't It Make It Better " 30
"You Got The Stuff " 85

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. '^ Hogan, Ed. Bill Withers: Bout Love - Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ ""'Bout Love" Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: 'Bout Love". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bill Withers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Bill Withers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29.