L.T.D. – Love To The World (1976/2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

L.T.D. – Love To The World (1976/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 33:30 minutes | 760 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © A&M

Love to the World is the third studio album by Los Angeles, California -based band, L.T.D., released in 1976 on the A&M label. The album peaked at No. 7 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 52 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles “Love Ballad”, which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 20 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and the title track, which charted at No. 27 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Mizell Brothers (Larry and Fonce) put L.T.D. on the right track, after the self-contained unit had stagnated on two subpar albums. Jeffery Osborne sang lead, and the Mizells spotlighted the North Carolinian’s powerful tenor. This album spawned the endearing, sentimental “Love Ballad,” a majestic piece that Osborne crushes. L.T.D.’s Southern roots emerge on “Let the Music Keep Playing,” a Southern-dipped tearjerker. The jazzy, joyous title track, “Love to the World,” has a powerful message and gets a reprise as “Love to the World Prayer.” Seven well-crafted tunes that never embarrass or make you want to skip to the next, originally released in 1976. – Andrew Hamilton

1. L.T.D. – Love To The World
2. L.T.D. – Time For Pleasure
3. L.T.D. – Love Ballad
4. L.T.D. – Get Your It Together
5. L.T.D. – Let The Music Keep Playing
6. L.T.D. – The Word
7. L.T.D. – Love To The World Prayer