The Main Ingredient

L.T.D./Black Seeds

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L.T.D./Black Seeds Review

by Andy Kellman

A few years after SuperBird reissued the Main Ingredient's second and fourth albums (Tasteful Soul and Bitter Sweet), SoulMusic, in cooperation with Real Gone, similarly combined the group's first and third albums. Armed with arrangements from Bert de Coteaux, who continued to work with the group for several years, L.T.D. (1970) features their first charting Billboard single, "You've Been My Inspiration" -- a soft and sweet ballad, their specialty. Black Seeds (1971) was led by the Top 20 R&B title track, a proud anthem. [The cover and track list note the presence of a bonus cut, "Psychedelic Ride" (which was the B-side to "I Was Born to Lose"), but it is not on the 21-track disc, it's on the 22-track disc.]

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Main Ingredient 02:40 Amazon
2 The Main Ingredient 02:54 Amazon
3 The Main Ingredient 02:17 Amazon
4 The Main Ingredient 02:51 Amazon
5 The Main Ingredient 04:07 Amazon
6 The Main Ingredient 02:54 Amazon
7 The Main Ingredient 03:09 Amazon
8 The Main Ingredient 02:25 Amazon
9 The Main Ingredient 03:57 Amazon
10 The Main Ingredient 02:57 Amazon
11 The Main Ingredient 03:34 Amazon
12 The Main Ingredient 03:20 Amazon
13 The Main Ingredient 02:58 Amazon
14 The Main Ingredient 03:26 Amazon
15 The Main Ingredient 03:26 Amazon
16 The Main Ingredient 03:40 Amazon
17 The Main Ingredient 03:38 Amazon
18 The Main Ingredient 05:03 Amazon
19 The Main Ingredient 03:35 Amazon
20 The Main Ingredient 03:57 Amazon
21 The Main Ingredient 03:24 Amazon
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