Download links and information about Born Again by Young - Holt Unlimited. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:39 minutes.
|Artist:||Young - Holt Unlimited|
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop|
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|1.||I'll Be There||5:42|
|3.||We've Only Just Begun||4:26|
|5.||Make It With You||5:13|
|7.||Wah Wah Man||3:47|
|8.||Queen of the Nile||3:58|
|9.||Blood In the Streets||2:20|
|10.||Save the Day||3:42|
Following up the creative — if not commercial — peak of Mellow Dreamin' and the departure of Kenneth Chaney as the band's full-time keyboardist, Young-Holt Unlimited took another detour. Born Again is a perfect reflection of its time — which does not mean it sounds dated. This is early 1971 in the aftermath of the summers of love and hate, the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the height of the Vietnam War. Young-Holt Unlimited wanted to lay out a music that brought people together at a very tense juncture and offer a more spiritual vibe form which to groove according to Brother Isaac "Redd" Holt's liner notes. Kenneth Chaney was in the process of leaving the group, with Bobby Lyle moving in to replace him. Chaney appears on three tracks, and Marylean Holt appears on one. The set opens with swinging version of "I'll Be There." The groove is up-tempo, slippery and almost gospel in intent with Lyle on B3 playing counterpoint to Young's eight-string "lead" bass; it's breathtaking. Likewise, an extended version of George Harrison's "Something," with Eldee playing both electric and upright is a blissed-out mind-bender. Other covers, Such as "We've Only Just Begun," and Bread's "Make It With You," sound like paeans to reconciliation and brotherhood as much as they do love songs. The tempos are breezy, the textural production elements — by the murky and mysterious Saturday Night Music Inc. brain trust — swirl and shimmer through the mixes. There is great contrast on Holt's elegy "Blood in the Streets," with its muted, funereal drumbeat, an emotive yet street savvy string arrangement by Richard Evans and a haunted backing chorus. Still, the sweet groove is here, too in Marylean Holt's simmering "Luv Bug," Evans' funky to the hilt "Hot Pants," and Young's finger poppin' booty shaker "Wah Wah Man." If Young and Holt wanted to put something across that offered people an opportunity to agree on something, that something was groove, and a spiritual groove to boot. It's positive, mood altering, thought-provoking and butt-shaking. Born Again is a winner on all counts.