Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Shalamar “Three For Love”


Three For Love
( LP Solar Records, 1980 )
Catalog # BZL1-3577

A1 Full Of Fire (6:20)
Written-By – Jody Watley , Joey Gallo , Richard Randolph
A2 Attention To My Baby (4:32)
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Ben Wright
Horns [Contracted By] – Fred Jackson
Written-By – Kevin Spencer , Wardell Potts , William Shelby
A3 Somewhere There’s A Love (4:23)
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Ben Wright
Horns [Contracted By] – Fred Jackson
Written-By – Ernest “Pepper” Reed, Otis Stokes , William Shelby
A4 Some Things Never Change (4:55)
Written-By – Dana Meyers , William Shelby
B1 Make That Move (6:15)
Written-By – Kevin Spencer , Ricky Smith (3) , William Shelby
B2 This Is For The Lover In You (5:04)
Written-By – Dana Meyers , Howard Hewett
B3 Work It Out (4:24)
Written-By – Jody Watley , Nidra Beard
B4 Pop Along Kid (4:48)

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By [Horns, Strings], Other [Horns Contracted By]-Gene Dozier
Arranged By [Vocals] – Shalamar
Arranged By [Vocals], Bass, Percussion, Producer – Leon Sylvers, III
Arranged By [Vocals], Keyboards – William Shelby
Bass – Foster Sylvers
Drums – Wardell Potts, Jr.
Engineer [Additional] – Peter Damski , Sabrina Buchansk
Executive Producer – Dick Griffey
Guitar – Ernest “Pepper” Reed, Richard Randolph , Ricky Sylvers , Stephen Shockley
Keyboards – James Sylvers , Joey Gallo , Kevin Spencer , Michael Nash , Ricky Smith
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Other [Horns Contracted By] – John Stevens
Other [Strings Contracted By] – Janice Gower , William Henderson
Percussion – Fred Alexander, Jr.
Recorded By – Barry Rudolph , Jerry Jay Stone, Linda Corbin, Taavi Mote
Recorded By, Mixed By – Steve Hodge

Recorded at Studio Masters, Los Angeles, CA; Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, CA;
Aura Sound, Orlando, FL Mixed at Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA Mastered at Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA.

The Howard Hewett/Jody Daniels/Jeffrey Daniels edition of Shalamar was in excellent form on Big Fun, Friends and The Look, but if one had to pinpoint the group’s best release ever, the hands-down winner would have to be its fourth album, Three for Love. With Leon Sylvers III producing and members of Shalamar and Lakeside contributing to the writing, all of the pieces fell into place quite nicely. Shalamar enjoyed major hits with the irresistible “Make That Move” and the sentimental ballad “This Is for the Lover in You,” and every bit as strong are the funky “Pop Along Kid” and the dreamy “Somewhere There’s a Love.” A non-musical point: when The Right Stuff reissued Three For Love in 1997, the liner notes stated “copyright 1978,” but in fact, the album wasn’t released until late 1980; there’s no way Three for Love could have even been recorded in 1978 because Hewett had yet to join Shalamar. But the main thing is the music, and the reissue certainly sounds great. Three for Love is soul-pop heaven.
By Alex Henderson (AMG)

By Celo

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