It would prove to be his breakout album. "Girl You Need A Change of Mind" was one of the first disco/dance records. Years before the arrival of the 12 inch format, underground gay and black clubs would play tracks directly from the album. DJs from the east coast club scene began to spin "Girl You Need A Change of Mind". Album sales began to build rapidly especially in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Because of its length (7:33 min.), Motown released an edited version for radio. The album had been out for over 6 months before radio caught on. But it eventually rose to #13 R&B in the early months of 1973. Its success in the clubs would lay the groundwork for his upcoming #1 Pop & R&B smash, "Keep On Truckin'".