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Tower Of Power - Urban Renewal Download

  • Performer: Tower Of Power
  • Genre: Soul
  • Title: Urban Renewal
  • Released: 03 Jan 1975
  • Style: Funk, Soul
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Catalog: P-8517W
  • Country: Japan
  • MP3 version size: 2137 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2445 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 052


1It's Not The Crime
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
2Come Back, Baby
Written-By – Bruce Conte, Lenny Williams
3Only So Much Oil In The Ground
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
4I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Greg Adams, Stephen Kupka
5I Believe In Myself
Written-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
6(To Say The Least) You're The Most
Written-By – Johnny Watson
7Give Me The Proof
Written-By – David Bartlett
8Walkin' Up Hip Street
Soloist, Trumpet – Mic GilletteWritten-By, Arranged By – Chester Thompson
9It Can Never Be The Same
Written-By – Bruce Conte, Kuptillo
10Maybe It'll Rub Off
Written-By – Chester Thompson , Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
11Willing To Learn
Congas – Carter CollinsDrums – David GaribaldiWritten-By – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BS 2834Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album, San)Warner Bros. RecordsBS 2834US1975
WB M8 2834Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(8-Trk)Warner Bros. RecordsWB M8 2834US1975
56 088Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records56 088France1974
BS 2834Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsBS 2834New Zealand1975
WPCP-3675Tower Of Power Urban Renewal ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE)Warner Bros. RecordsWPCP-3675Japan1990


  • Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [1st], Soloist [All], Flute [Alto], Clarinet, Bass ClarinetLenny Pickett
  • Arranged ByGreg Adams (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5)
  • Baritone SaxophoneStephen Kupka
  • BassFrancis Rocco Prestia
  • ConcertmasterGerald Vinci
  • Drums, VocalsDavid Bartlett
  • EngineerAlan Chinowsky, Tom Flye
  • Engineer [Assistant]Cris Morris, Kurt Kinzel
  • Guitar, VocalsBruce Conte
  • Lead VocalsLenny Williams
  • Organ, Pedalboard [Bass Pedals], Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp], VocalsChester Thompson
  • Photography By [Liner], Design [Album]Bruce Steinberg
  • ProducerEmilio Castillo, Tower Of Power
  • Tenor Saxophone [2nd], VocalsEmilio Castillo
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings]Greg Adams
  • Trumpet, Trombone, VocalsMic Gillette


White label promotional sample.
Orange obi with Japanese text in white.
Sample sticker on front sleeve right

℗ 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded and mixed at Record Plant, Sausalito.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): P-8517W1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): P-8517W2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): P - 8517W1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): P - 8517W 2
  • Other (Price): ¥2,300


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Made By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Sausalito
  • Mixed At – Record Plant, Sausalito



Urban Renewal is a Tower of Power album recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It's also the last album to feature lead singer Lenny Williams, who would leave to continue a successful solo career. Plus drummer David Garibaldi left temporarily, although he does appear on the song Willing To Learn which was the first single released on the album. David Bartlett takes the reins as drummer for this album. Also conga player Brent Byars left after the previous album Back to Oakland, with Carter Collins. Album 1975 11 Songs. Urban Renewal. Tower Of Power. R&BSoul 1975. Tower of Power was very much in its prime in 1974, when the Bay Area outfit tore up the soul charts with the outstanding Urban Renewal. Lenny Williams, a passionate, wailing, gospel-influenced dynamo of a singer, had joined Tower the previous year, and he worked out remarkably well whether digging into tough funk or romantic ballads, Williams is in top form. Tower Of Power - Urban Renewal 1974. To favorites 2 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Tower Of Power - Urban Renewal 1974. Tower Of Power - Only So Much Oil In The Ground. Tower Of Power - Come Back, Baby. Tower Of Power - It's Not The Crime. Tower Of Power - I Won't Leave Unless You Want Me To. Tower Of Power - Maybe It'll Rub Off. Tower Of Power - To Say The Least You're The Most. Listen free to Tower of Power Urban Renewal Only So Much Oil in the Ground, Come Back, Baby and more. 11 tracks 37:29. Tower of Power is a horn-based funksoul band from Oakland, California. In the mid-1960s, 17-year-old tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo moved from Detroit, Michigan, to Fremont, California. He started a band called the Motowns, specializing in soul music. In 1968, Castillo teamed up with baritone saxophonist Stephen The Funky Doctor Kupka and trumpettrombone player Mic Gillette, moved to Oakland, and began writing original material. Tower Of Power Format: Audio CD. Please retry. Back to Oakland by Tower Of Power Audio CD . Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Original Album Series. Tower of power. 7 out of 5 stars 120. Audio CD. Plus drummer David Garibaldi Renewal. Tower of Power. Released 1974. Urban Renewal Tracklist. Only So Much Oil in the Ground Lyrics. It's not the crime Lyrics. To Say The Least You're The Most Lyrics