Caught in the Act (Commodores album)

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Caught in the Act
Studio album by Commodores
Released February 1975
Recorded 1974 at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Funk
Length 37:55
Label Motown Records
Producer Commodores James Carmichael
Commodores chronology
Machine Gun
(1974)
Caught in the Act
(1974)
Movin' On
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Caught in the Act is the second studio album by Commodores, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Stylistically, this is a funk/R&B album and differs from the softer pop sound for which the group became known on later releases.[citation needed]

Caught in the Act included the hit "Slippery When Wet", which has been called a "prototype" of Wild Cherry's hit "Play That Funky Music" (1976).[citation needed] Other notable funk tracks include "Better Never Than Forever" and "Look What You've Done to Me". "I'm Ready" is a punchy instrumental dance number with clavinets that is in the same vein as their earlier hit, "Machine Gun".

The third track of this album, "The Bump", is an edited version of the fourth track in their preceding hit album, Machine Gun.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wide Open" – 3:32
  2. "Slippery When Wet" – 3:20
  3. "The Bump" – 2:53
  4. "I'm Ready" – 3:24
  5. "This Is Your Life" – 5:53
  6. "Let's Do It Right" – 3:45
  7. "Better Never Than Forever" – 3:50
  8. "Look What You've Done To Me" – 3:56
  9. "You Don't Know That I Know" – 6:33
  10. "Wide Open (Reprise)" – 1:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Lionel Richie - vocals, saxophone
  • Thomas McClary - vocals, guitar
  • Milan Williams - guitar, keyboards
  • Ronald LaPread - bass guitar
  • William King - trumpet
  • Walter Orange - drums, vocals

Charts[edit]

Year Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1975 26 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1975 "Slippery When Wet" 19 1
"This Is Your Life" 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r4380/review
  2. ^ "The Commodores US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  3. ^ "The Commodores US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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