Robinsongs is very proud to announce the release of three Whispers albums: “One For The Money”, “Open Up Your Love” and “Headlights” on a double CD.
The “One For The Money” album was originally released in 1976 on the Soul Train Label, and featured the R&B Top Ten Hit of the same name and the follow up single ‘Living Together (In Sin)’, which just missed the R&B Top Twenty. This package also includes the 7” versions of the tracks ‘You’re Only As Good As You Think You Are’ and ‘Sounds Like A Love Song’ as bonus tracks on disc two.
Following up the “One For The Money” album was the 1977 release “Open Up Your Love”, also released on the Soul Train label. It kicked off with a soulful cover of Bread’s ‘Make It With You’, which gave the group another R&B Top Ten Hit. Other stand out tracks on “Open Up Your Love” are ‘Chocolate Girl’ and ‘I Fell In Love Last Night (At The Disco)’.
The third album in this package is “Headlights” originally released in 1978 this time on Solar Records, Again, the album included a R&B Top Ten Hit ‘(Let’s Go) All The Way’ and, just missing out on the Top Ten, ‘(Olivia) Lost And Turned Out’. Probably the best track on the album is ‘The Planets Of Life’ which was not released as a single; if you don’t know this track you really need to check it out!
This package features sleeve notes by Christian John Wikane, a New York based music journalist who interviewed Walter Scott of The Whispers, who described these three albums as the exciting new phase of The Whispers’ career: “The early days of Solar Records were just incredible.”
ONE FOR THE MONEY
1. ONE FOR THE MONEY
2. LIVING TOGETHER (IN SIN)
3. PUT ME IN THE NEWS
4. YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOU THINK YOU ARE
5. SOUNDS LIKE A LOVE SONG
6. I’VE GOT A FEELING
7. IN MY HEART
OPEN UP YOUR LOVE
8. MAKE IT WITH YOU
9. CHOCOLATE GIRL
10. LOVE IS A DREAM
11. OPEN UP YOUR LOVE
12. I FELL IN LOVE LAST NIGHT (AT THE DISCO)
13. YOU ARE NUMBER ONE
14. YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER (‘TIL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY)
15. I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MY WIFE
2. (OLIVIA) LOST AND TURNED OUT
3. (LET’S GO) ALL THE WAY
4. (YOU’RE A) SPECIAL PART OF MY LIFE
5. THE PLANETS OF LIFE
6. TRY AND MAKE IT BETTER
7. DISCO MELODY
8. CHILDREN OF TOMORROW
9. YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOU THINK YOU ARE (7” VERSION)
10. SOUNDS LIKE A LOVE SONG (7” VERSION)