Season For Love
- Be With
- First Date:
- UK - Reissue
2016 Remastered Reissue - Limited Edition.
A monumental force firmly rooted in the soul canon, Willie Hutch is most notable for recording two of the best Blaxploitation soundtracks, The Mack and Foxy Brown. Yet his legacy is much greater. Outside of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, Hutch was arguably Motown's top male solo artist of the 70s. Prior to his association with Gordy et al, Hutch crafted his opening statements for RCA, two vital LPs that Be With Records is honoured to present today.
Often-overlooked, his second album Season For Love (1970) is a must for all deep soul fans and has been sought-after by collectors of different stripes for decades. Whereas his debut featured thundering, gritty numbers, Hutch treats us to a mellower soul here - sumptuous, warm and string-led. He compared his approach to that of Otis Redding and there are definite parallels, from the raspy, rough-hewn vocals that tend to roam between sweet and deeply impassioned to the horn-heavy, emphatic sonic backdrops.
With flawless originals presented alongside a few well-chosen classics (his stunning cover of "Wichita Lineman" arguably bests the original's splendour), it's easy to see why sample-based musicians have been falling over themselves to plunder from this album. Witness the sweeping strings that grace "The Magic Of Love" and the heartbreaking "Walking On My Love", the mellifluous guitar work on the contemplative instrumental "The Shortest Distance" and gorgeous single "When A Boy Falls In Love".
|A1.||Season For Love||John Florez||03:06|
|A2.||The Twelfth Of Never||John Florez||02:25|
|A3.||Trying To Understand A Woman||John Florez||02:27|
|A4.||When A Boy Falls In Love||John Florez||02:38|
|A5.||The Shortest Distance||John Florez||00:36|
|B1.||Hurt So Bad||John Florez||03:16|
|B2.||Walking On My Love||John Florez||03:02|
|B3.||Wichita Lineman||John Florez||03:21|
|B4.||Let's Try It Over Again||John Florez||02:09|
|B5.||The Magic Of Love||John Florez||02:47|
Season For Love
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