Identify Yourself

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Identify Yourself
Studio album by The O'Jays
Released 1979
Recorded 1978-79 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Philadelphia soul, R&B
Length 40:15
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, Thom Bell
The O'Jays chronology
So Full of Love
(1978)
Identify Yourself
(1979)
The Year 2000
(1980)

Identify Yourself is a 1979 album by American R&B group The O'Jays, released on the Philadelphia International Records label. It was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, with four tracks produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, three by group members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams and one by the esteemed Philadelphia producer and composer Thom Bell.

Identify Yourself produced two top ten R&B singles: "Sing a Happy Song" (#7) and "Forever Mine" (#4); the latter also peaked at #28 on the pop chart, the group's last single to reach the pop top 50. The album sold well, making #3 R&B and #16 pop, and was certified platinum for sales of over one million copies sold. [1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Smash Hits 6/10[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, except where noted.[2]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sing a Happy Song" - 5:03
  2. "Get On Out and Party" (Walter Williams, Terry Stubbs, Leroy Simmons, Mike Jackson) - 5:04
  3. "Identify" - 4:56
  4. "So Nice I Tried It Twice" (Williams, Jackson, Willie Rose) - 5:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hurry Up and Come Back" (Eddie Levert, Jackson, Williams) - 5:09
  2. "Forever Mine" - 6:10
  3. "I Want You Here with Me" - 5:28
  4. "One in a Million (Girl)" (Thom Bell, Joseph Ericksen) - 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Sing a Happy Song" (US R&B #7, UK #39)
  • "I Want You Here with Me" (US R&B #49)
  • "Forever Mine" (US R&B #4, US Pop #28)
  • "Hurry Up and Come Back" (N/A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (October 18–31 1979): 29. 
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Identify Yourself > Overview ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-08-23.