Shame he had to die so young, like all the other musical greats!
These songs delve into your soul and make you stop and think about life. Donny Hathaway was a super musician who was a proper soul singer but he drew on influences from different genres, such as ragtime and classical, and this makes for a varied collection of songs and it makes the albums a joy to listen to. It is hard to get bored listening, as non of the songs are 'samey' and if you enjoy good soul music, you'll enjoy this.
Because he died young he is pretty underrated, so if you do not know much about him, this album series would be a great place to start, as it includes 5 albums including the Fabulous Extension of a Man, and best of all it's good value for money, where else can you buy five albums for under £10?
I bought this as a present for my mother and she has not stopped playing it, virtually after listening to the first album he became her favourite artist, she even went out on a limb and said that he was better than Stevie wonder!