New Birth was a talented group that had hits under three different names - The Nite-Liters; Love, Peace & Happiness; and New Birth, which was later billed as New Birth, Inc. Their history may be complicated but their music was not. They performed to-the-point Rhythm and Blues, featuring a strong mix of talented vocalists and instrumental prowess. The two albums collected on this disc are from 1973 and 1974 and feature their Top 10 hits, "I Can Understand It", "It's Been A Long Time", as well as "Until It's Time For You To Go."
1.I Can Understand It
2.Until It's Time For You To Go
3.Got To Get A Knutt
4.Theme From "Buck & The Preacher"
5.Stop, Look, Listen
7.You Are What I'm All About
8.It's Been A Long Time
9.Keep On Doin' It
11.Ain't No Change
12.I'd Spend My Whole Life Loving You
13.Pains Of Love
15.Come On And Dream Some Paradise
2 LPs on 1 CD: BIRTH DAY (1972)/IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (1973).
Originally released on RCA Records.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out-of-print New Birth LPs: Birth Day and It's Been a Long Time, both originally issued on RCA in 1970 and 1974. Highlights among the 15 tracks include "I Can Understand It," "It's Been a Long Time," and "Wild Flower," which provide a perfect combination of funk and smooth soul. ~ Al Campbell