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Billy Preston: That's The Way God Planned It (Apple ST 3359); Billy Preston: Encouraging Words (Apple ST 3370)

Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1971

BILLY PRESTON'S first album, That's the Way God Planned It, was almost all gospel-oriented, and the second side was generally good. But the material that wasn't good wrecked the first side, and the backing throughout the whole album wasn't as funky as real gospel should be. Too slick. 'That's the Way God Planned It', an incredible single, was easily 100 limes better than anything else on the album.

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