L.T.D.: Billy Osbourne (vocals, piano, Clavinet, organ, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Jeffrey Osborne (vocals, drums, percussion); John McGee (guitar); Carle Vickers (flute, saxophone, trumpet, flugelhorn); Lorenzo Carnegie, Toby Wynn (saxophone); Jake Riley (trombone); Jimmie Davis (keyboards); Henry Davis (bass, background vocals); Robert Santiel (percussion).
Additional personnel: Barbara Dice, Carolyn Dice, John Butler (background vocals).
Producers: Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Chuck Davis.
Recorded at The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, California in 1976.
Personnel: Abraham "A.J." Miller (vocals, saxophone, tenor saxophone, background vocals); Jim Davis (vocals, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, keyboards, background vocals); Billy Osborne (vocals, piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, background vocals); Jeffrey Osborne (vocals, drums, percussion, background vocals); Henry E. Davis (vocals, background vocals); John McGee (guitar); Carle Vickers (flute, soprano saxophone, trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Lorenzo Carnegie (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Toby Wynn (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jake Riley (trombone); Robert Santiel (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Dave Collins .
Recording information: The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA.
Illustrator: Brian Zick.
Photographer: Chris Micoine.
Arrangers: Fonce Mizell; L.T.D.; Larry Mizell.
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