Love Storm

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Love Storm
Studio album by Tavares
Released March 1977
Genre R&B, soul, disco
Length 35:44
Label Capitol
Producer Freddie Perren
Tavares chronology
Sky High!
(1976)
Love Storm
(1977)
Future Bound
(1978)
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Love Storm is the fifth album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, and the second to be produced by Freddie Perren, released in 1977 on the Capitol label. The album continues in the style Perren had used on 1976's Sky High!, with a mixture of R&B material and radio-friendly disco-oriented tracks.

Lead single "Whodunit", with its lyrics pleading to several 1970s TV detectives ("Hey Baretta, won't you please go get her? .... Kojak, won't you bring her back?"), became the group's third and final R&B chart-topper, also reaching #22 on the pop chart and #5 in the United Kingdom. "One Step Away" also made the UK top 20, but "I Wanna See You Soon", featuring Capitol label-mate Freda Payne,stalled just outside the Top 50, breaking a run of five consecutive top 25 singles for the group in Britain. Love Storm includes one cover version, the Jim Weatherly-penned "The Going Ups and the Coming Downs", originally recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips on their 1974 album I Feel a Song. The album peaked at #15 on the R&B chart and #59 on the pop chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Whodunit" (Freddie Perren, Keni St. Lewis) - 3:35
  2. "Keep in Touch" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:47
  3. "I Wanna See You Soon" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:49 (with Freda Payne)
  4. "Fool of the Year" (St. Lewis, Feliciano Tavares) - 3:20
  5. "Watchin' the Woman's Movement" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 4:03
  6. "One Step Away" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 4:14
  7. "Out of the Picture" (Perren, St. Lewis) - 3:38
  8. "The Going Ups & the Coming Downs" (Jim Weatherly) - 3:41
  9. "Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)" (John Marascalco, George Motola) - 5:37

Singles[edit]

  • "Whodunit" (US Pop #22, US R&B #1, UK #5)
  • "Goodnight My Love" (US R&B #14)
  • "One Step Away" (UK #16)
  • "I Wanna See You Soon"