Bill Withers - Still Bill [Mobile Fidelity Audiophile Vinyl LP]
MASTERED ON MOBILE FIDELITY'S RENOWNED MASTERING SYSTEM AND PRESSED AT RTI FOR DEFINITIVE SOUND
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Bill Withers' Still Bill remains true to its title – and stands as the greatest male-fronted soul album not made by a singer named Marvin, Al, Sam, James, or Ray. Though the saying "keeping it real" did not exist in popular parlance when Withers released his sophomore effort on Sussex Records, no words better capture the music's approach, mindset, and value. Every facet of Still Bill radiates honesty, truth, and emotion. These characteristics – along with Withers' strong singing, hybrid arrangements, and deceptively simple songwriting – have allowed the album to endure to the point where it sounds as fresh today as in 1972.