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Barry White - Barry White: The Man Is Back! Album

Barry White - Barry White: The Man Is Back! Album

  • Performer: Barry White
  • Genre: Funk
  • Title: Barry White: The Man Is Back!
  • Released: 1989
  • Style: RnB/Swing, Soul
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Catalog: AMA 5256
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 1830 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2917 mb
  • Rating: 4.0
  • Votes: 575


1When Will I See You Again5:51
2Loves Interlude / Good Night My Love7:46
3Don't Let Go9:08
4L.A. My Kinda Place4:50
5It's Getting Harder All The Time5:09
6Super Lover4:52
7Follow That And See (Where It Leads Y'All)5:04
9I Wanna Do It Good To Ya6:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CD 5256Barry White The Man Is Back! ‎(CD, Album)A&M RecordsCD 5256US1989
395 256-4Barry White Barry White: The Man Is Back! ‎(Cass, Album)A&M Records395 256-4Spain1989
395 256-1Barry White Barry White: The Man Is Back! ‎(LP, Album)A&M Records395 256-1Brazil1989
395 256-2Barry White The Man Is Back! ‎(CD, Album)A&M Records395 256-2Europe1989
395 256-4Barry White Barry White: The Man Is Back! ‎(Cass, Album)A&M Records395 256-4Greece1989


  • Barcode: 082839525619



Doath Doath
This UK edition on UK A&M's exclusive Breakout label comes with the less expensive full colour striking animated labels to the cheaper pale olive/grey and white with black text, that were first used on Breakout promotional 12" singles.

As far as I can tell the UK presssing run was done by EMI 150gm pucks well mastered and cut at Abbey Road.
(this was an odd arrangement with EMI, I am only aware of one Police 7" single coming from EMI, CBS at Aylesbury had become A&M's long term contracted pressers after they left Pye's UK licencing.

A&M had by the time this album had been UK scheduled gone to Polygram for vinyl pressing, (Philips-Phongram at Walthamstow). and this was prior to Herb and Jerry selling out to Polygram - on to UMG.

Love this album The Maestro 100% back on track, what Barry could have produced was a nice inner sleeve with lyrics, production notes etc etc rather than have the notes printed on the rear of the sleeve. This UK sleeve has a high gloss laminate, the USA sleeve is more mat so both are equal billing.

Both have that wonderful must have all selling and enduring featurette of the enhancing visible barcode, Can you imagine one on a Monet or a Picasso, so why on a record's art work labels and or sleeves why?. Does no one know of stickers that can go on shrinkwarp or can not the till operator type in the two million didgit codes! UGH.

Would Herb have wanted a bar code on the horn rim of his trumpet, I rest my case, barcodes are a no-no on artwork full stop
or 9- 211564123 -6 !
Laitchai Laitchai
Is this UK edition
1. On the UK exclusives' A&M Breakout Label Yellow/Red with Trumpets/tower blocks or A&M-PM label black and white or on the still UK Current at the time Generic A&M red label?
2. Pressed by Polygram

By not showing the rear sleeve or indeed the record labels it just makes collectors hacked off

The then USA Generic A&M labels of the four rounded corner boxes with animated record label segments on white for promo releases on black for commercial pressings never happened or came to the UK , Herb & Jerry sold out UK wise to Polygram who messed about and linked A&M with Interscope then Island-DEF Jam then the Island Records Group where it has now sat as an almost non entity esp since Polygram sold out to UMG.

So yes from both a collector of Barry White releases and knowing the various labels etc etc it would be nice to know.