Future Bound

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Future Bound
Studio album by Tavares
Released April 1978[1]
Genre R&B, soul, disco
Length 34:20
Label Capitol
Producer Freddie Perren
Tavares chronology
Love Storm
(1977)
Future Bound
(1978)
Madam Butterfly
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Future Bound is the sixth album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, and the third and last to be produced by Freddie Perren, released in 1978 on the Capitol label. Critical reaction, whilst generally positive, tends to the view that Future Bound is one of the group's more lightweight albums. The album includes Tavares' version of the Bee Gees' "More Than a Woman", which had been featured in a memorable sequence of the box-office phenomenon Saturday Night Fever and had already been available on the soundtrack album of the film for several months prior to the release of Future Bound. "More Than a Woman" had peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, but no other single from the album registered on that chart (although "The Ghost of Love" in its edited version was a top 30 hit in the United Kingdom). Future Bound also fell short of the top 100 albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Ghost Of Love" (Keni St. Lewis) - 6:01
  2. "Timber" (St. Lewis) - 5:17
  3. "We're Both Ready for Love" (Freddie Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:38
  4. "All I See Is You" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:19
  5. "Slow Train To Paradise" (Callens, Garber, Villareal) - 4:56
  6. "Honey Can I" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:35
  7. "More Than a Woman" (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 3:17
  8. "Feel So Good" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 4:17

Singles[edit]

  • "More Than a Woman" (US Pop #32, US R&B #36, UK #7)
  • "The Ghost of Love (Part 1)" (US R&B #48, UK #29)
  • "Timber" (US R&B #94)
  • "Slow Train to Paradise" (UK #62)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ("In April '78, Tavares released their seventh LP, Future Bound"...). "Tavares". Jamaica Jazz and Blues. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review