An overlooked 70s gem from Lou Rawls – and a record that provides a great bridge between the style of his 60s Capitol albums, and his more sophisticated work at Philly International! The mode here is full and rich – with arrangements by Reg Powell that mix Lou's soul leanings with some larger orchestrations – often in a mode that's still quite groovy, but which also helps add a bit of maturity to some of the themes of the tunes. There's still a bit of homespun influence in Lou's style here, but there's also a grander style too – one that seems a bit influenced by Grady Tate's work at Skye Records, but which is delivered here by Rawls with a bit more punch! Really great stuff – and one of Lou's most unified and focused albums. Titles include "Goodbye's A Long Long Time", "Song For You", "The Politician", "Where The Wind Blows Free", "Walk On In", "Learning Cup", "Too Much Living To Do", and "Evil".
(Cover has a cut corner, light ringwear, a bent corner, a sticker, and a couple of stains.)