Top Bill

Top Bill

by Bill Withers

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Overview

A budget-priced ten-song Bill Withers compilation containing, as its name implies, most of his biggest songs. There are no notes, and the repertory jumps from Withers' early-'70s folk repertory ("Lean on Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Another Day to Run") to his mid-' 80s soul sound ("Watching You Watching Me" and "Better Off Dead"), with heavy synthesizer backings, etc. The difference isn't as jarring as one expects, however -- Withers' voice was as good as ever on the later repertory, and he is in his element in both settings; what's more, his songwriting, if focused very differently, is still clever and results in some very lively and alluring material. The sound is excellent, utilizing the best mid-'90s remasterings.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2003
Label: Sony Special Product
UPC: 0079895977728
catalogNumber: 59777

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