The Look (album)

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The Look
Studio album by Shalamar
Released July 11, 1983
Recorded 1982
Genre Boogie
Dance-pop
Soul music
Length 46:26
Label SOLAR
Producer Leon Sylvers III
Shalamar chronology
Friends
(1982)
The Look
(1983)
Heartbreak
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

The Look is the seventh album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1983 on the SOLAR label. It is the last Shalamar album to feature the line-up of Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley, as both Daniel and Watley would leave the group shortly before its release [3]

The Look peaked at No. 13 on the R&B chart and No. 79 on the Billboard pop chart. Like Shalamar's previous album, Friends, it was more successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 7. The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson plays rhythm guitar on "Dead Giveaway", uncredited.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Closer"   Wilmer Raglin, William Zimmerman, Dana Meyers 5:07
2. "Dead Giveaway"   Joey Gallo, Leon Sylvers III, Marquis Dair 5:01
3. "You Can Count on Me"   Carrie Lucas, Ken Rarick 3:47
4. "Right Here"   Ricky Sylvers, Leon Sylvers III, Kevin Spencer, Vincent Brantley 4:16
5. "No Limits (The Now Club)"   Marquis Dair, Leon Sylvers III, Patricia Sylvers, Joey Gallo 4:47
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Disappearing Act"   Foster Sylvers, Dana Meyers, Janet Cole 5:25
7. "Over and Over"   Leon Sylvers III, William Shelby, Dominic Leslie 4:34
8. "You're the One for Me"   Isaias Gamboa, Howard Hewett, Leon Sylvers III 5:00
9. "You Won't Miss Love (Until It's Gone)"   Wardell Potts, Jr., Rickey Smith, Howard Hewett 4:06
10. "The Look"   Howard Hewett, Stanley Clarke 3:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[4] 79
Billboard Top Soul Albums[4] 13
UK Albums Chart[4] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5]
US
Pop
US
R&B
UK
Pop
1983 "Dead Giveaway" 22 10 8
"Over and Over" - 26 23
"Disappearing Act" - - 18
1984 "You Can Count On Me" - 77 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Shalamar – The Look". AllMusic. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Shalamar – The Look". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ [1] Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker Magazine United Kingdom, July 16, 1983, retrieved July 20, 2014
  4. ^ a b c "Shalamar US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Shalamar US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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