Flowers (The Emotions album)

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Flowers
Studio album by The Emotions
Released United States 1976
United Kingdom 1976
Recorded 1975-1976
Genre R&B
Length 28:40
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice White, Charles Stepney
The Emotions chronology
Untouched
(1971)
Flowers
(1976)
Rejoice
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]

Flowers is the third album released by the R&B vocal group The Emotions on the Columbia label in 1976. It was produced by Maurice White and Charles Stepney.

History[edit]

The album was the group's first for Columbia Records and their first to include production by Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. The album peaked at #5 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #45 on the Billboard 200. Two singles where released from the album, the title track and "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love". The title track peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and #87 on the Billboard Hot 100. "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" peaked at #13 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and #51 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was certified Gold in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3] The album was digitally remastered with an 8 page booklet and liner notes and reissued on CD with a bonus track 2012 by Gold Legion a reissue label based in the USA.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"   Wanda Hutchinson, Jeanette Hawes 4:01
2. "Me for You"   Clarence McDonald, Fritz Baskett 4:17
3. "You've Got the Right to Know"   Wanda Hutchinson 2:36
4. "We Go Through Changes"   Wanda Hutchinson, Henry Hicks, Jr. 0:55
5. "Special Part"   Deniece Williams, Clarence McDonald, Lani Groves 3:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "No Plans for Tomorrow"   Wanda Hutchinson, Henry Hicks, Jr. 3:44
7. "How Can You Stop Loving Someone"   Wanda Hutchinson 4:14
8. "Flowers"   Maurice White, Al McKay 4:28
9. "God Will Take Care of You"   Civilla D. Martin, Walter S. Martin 0:33

Personnel[edit]

The Emotions
  • Sheila Hutchinson – vocals
  • Wanda Hutchinson – vocals
  • Jeanette Hutchinson – vocals
Musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 45
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 5
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Dan

[4]
UK
[5]
1976 "Flowers" 87 16
"I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" 51 13 4 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Flowers > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Flowers > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  3. ^ "US Certifications > The Emotions". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Emotions". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > The Emotions". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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