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A great debut album,
This review is from: Everything Is Everything (Audio CD)
The first of Donny Hathaway's 3 solo studio albums lays the foundation for all his other albums: a mix of soul, blues, jazz and gospel, rich instrumentation, creative arrangements and covers. It's hard to say which is better, this one or his next, "Donny Hathaway."
Because all of his solo output, live and in the studio, was recorded in such a small space of time (between 1970 and 1973), the lines that his future development would have taken him in are only hinted at. But because he drew on so many styles and moods, and simply possessed so much soul, Hathaway is never boring.