is the third album by In the City American soul/ R&B group Tavares, released in 1975 on the Capitol label. Like the group's previous album , it was produced by Hard Core Poetry Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and was well received by critics. Lead single " It Only Takes a Minute" was Tavares' most successful to that point, becoming their second to top the R&B chart and reaching #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album includes two cover versions; the Dan Hartman-penned " Free Ride" (a 1973 top 20 hit for The Edgar Winter Group) and "Nothing You Can Do", which originally appeared on the Average White Band's 1974 album . AWB In the City peaked at #8 on the R&B albums chart (their highest-placing album on this chart) and #26 on the pop chart.
In the City is the last of the three albums considered to comprise the first phase of Tavares' recording career; R&B-oriented albums with few concessions to the pop market. The albums the group released between 1976 and 1978 would be rather different, although 1979's would see a return to this style of recording. Madam Butterfly
Track listing [ edit ]
It Only Takes a Minute" (Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) - 3:59 "Fool's Hall of Fame"
( - 3:28 George Clinton) "The Love I Never Had"
(Lambert, Potter) - 3:26 "Nothing You Can Do"
(Roger Ball, - 3:54 Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart) "In the Eyes of Love"
(Lambert, Potter) - 3:42 "Ready, Willing, and Able"
(Lambert, Potter) - 4:17 "We Fit to a Tee"
(Lambert, Potter, Willie Harry Wilson) - 3:08 "Free Ride"
( - 2:57 Dan Hartman) "I Hope She Chooses Me"
(Wilson) - 3:22 "In the City"
(Feliciano Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares) - 3:12
Singles [ edit ]
"It Only Takes a Minute" (
US Pop #10, US R&B #1) "Free Ride" (US Pop #52, US R&B #8)
"The Love I Never Had" (US R&B #11)