Barry WhiteBarry White Sings For Someone You Love

Label:20th Century Records – T-543
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Press, Gatefold, Opening Locket
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk, Disco


A1Playing Your Game, Baby
Written-ByA. Johnson*, S. Hudman*
A2It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
Written-ByE. Paris*, N. Pigford*
A3You're So Good, You're Bad
Written-ByA. Schroeder*, J. Ragovoy*
B1I Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You
Written-ByR.E. Coleman*
B2You Turned My Whole World Around
Written-ByD. Pearson*, F. Wilson*
B3Oh, What A Night For Dancing
Written-ByB. White*, V. Wilson*
B4Of All The Guys In The World
Written-ByB. White*, D. Pearson*

Companies, etc.



Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria pressing denoted by "1S" etch in runouts.
Ivy Duo-Pak gatefold cover.

A Soul Unlimited Inc. Production
Sa-Vette Music Co. is administered for the world by January Music Corp.

A1, A2, B1 to B4: Sa-Vette Music Co. (BMI)
A3, B2, B4: My Baby's Music Co. (ASCAP)
A3: Dandy Dittys Unltd. (ASCAP)
B2 to B4: January Music Corp. (BMI)
B2, B4: Arch Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

℗© 1977 20th Century Records
Printed in U.S.A.

Many thanks to Tony Sepe, Bill Sepe, Frank Wilson
and my lovely wife Glodean.
Very Very Special Thanks to Love Unlimited

Early pressing, a custom die-cut cover with light fur and a
locket shaped window which folds up to reveal the inner
part of the cover.
Also released with different cover, light fur and no opening locket
Also released with different cover, dark fur, different chain and opening locket

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): M-543-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): M-543-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched): 1S M-543-AS-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched): 1 S M-543-BS 1̶A̶ 1D A10
  • Rights Society (A1, A2, B1 to B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (A3, B2, B4): ASCAP

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Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (Cassette, Album)20th Century Records7164 646Norway1977
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Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (LP, Album)20th Century Records6370 262Germany1977
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Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)20th Century RecordsBTH 8004UK1977
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Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (LP, Album, Gatefold)20th Century Records6370 260Netherlands1977
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Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (LP, Album)20th Century Records6370 262Italy1977



  • soulboy1968's avatar
    In my opinion out of so many classics Barry's best LP, Playing Your Game Baby is possibly the best of all his songs and chock full of classics, It's Ecstasy, Oh What A Night, Of All The Guys In The World. Sounds amazing as all his LP's do, Incredible arrangements, and of course the voice.
    • rayanimator's avatar
      - Original 1st US pressing shows WHITE fur
      • Groovemaster-DJ's avatar
        Edited 11 years ago
        One of Mr White's best "concept albums" all the tracks are flawless

        NOTE: There are three different artwork Mink Furs used and photographed.
        1. The first editions feature a Grey/Off-White Mink Coat
        2. Second editions feature a Dark Brown Mink Coat
        3. Final and substituted editions feature a Dark Gold-Tan Mink Coat.

        The USA editions all feature a die-cut Cameo that opens up to reveal Mr White's image.

        The UK edition uses the Dark Fur Mink Coat and sadly but not unexpected the cameo is not die-cut or does it open.

        Two other UK versions of Barry White Albums Stone Gon' and The Man also fail to replicate the superior USA packaging (A 12" Card that is folded and an Embossed with seal flap respectively).

        Playing Your Game was not released in the UK as a 7" or 12" single
        It's Ecstasy c/w I Never Thought was released as an edited USA and UK 7" single and full length mixes USA only 12" @ 45rpm.


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