Barry White, a gangster turned musician, is one of the top selling artists in the history of the world. In 1973, White released the orchestral disco track Love's Theme from his newly created 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra. The track was also featured on the group's 1974 debut album Rhapsody In White, and again on their second album Under The Influence Of...Love Unlimited. White had originally planned to have vocals on this song, but changed his mind after Gene Page created the song's fantastic string arrangement. White's decision to leave out the vocals helped to make Love's Theme a worldwide hit. It is one of the few purely instrumental tracks that have topped the pop charts. The influential song is also considered to be the first "hit" of the disco era, which took off in 1975 - the year after Love's Theme topped the charts. Lyrics were later added on a second version of the song which was featured on In Heat, the third album from White's all-female vocal trio Love Unlimited in 1974.
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