International (The Three Degrees album)

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International
Studio album by The Three Degrees
Released June 1975
Recorded 1974-1975 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul
Funk
Disco
Philadelphia Soul
Length 61:33
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Richard Barrett
The Three Degrees chronology
The Three Degrees Live in Japan
1975
International
1975
A Toast of Love
1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

International is a 1975 studio album released by the female girl group The Three Degrees.

The album includes the 1974 hit single, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". In the United Kingdom, the album was released under the title Take Good Care of Yourself, where it charted at #6,[2] in Europe the album was issued with the alternative title of With Love. The album was also issued in Japan with an alternative running order and several different tracks.

The album was re-issued in October 2010, for the first time in its entirety on CD by Big Break Records. This re-issue includes all foreign language songs only previously available in the Far East and a 1977 remix of TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by Tom Moulton.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Another Heartache" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) - 4:21
  2. "Take Good Care of Yourself" (Gamble, Huff) - 3:26
  3. "Get Your Love Back" (Gamble, Huff) - 3:25
  4. "Lonelier Are Fools" (Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson) - 4:05
  5. "Distant Lover" (Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Marvin Gaye, Sandra Greene) - 4:04
  6. "Together" (Gamble, Huff) - 4:35
  7. "Long Lost Lover" (Gamble, Huff) - 2:58
  8. "Here I Am" (Gilbert, Huff) - 3:58
  9. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Gamble, Huff) - 3:45
  10. "Loving Cup" (S. Andrews) - 3:04
CD Bonus tracks
  1. "Midnight Train" (Haruomi Hosono, Takashi Matsumoto)
  2. "Nigai Namida" (Kyohei Tsutsumi, Kazumi Yasui)
  3. "La Chanson Populaire" (N. Skorsky, J.P. Bourtayra)
  4. "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"(Spanish version) (A. Manzanero, S. Wayne)
  5. "When Will I See You Again" (Japanese version) (Japanese lyric: S. Shirai)
  6. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" ('A Tom Moulton Mix') (Gamble, Huff)

Personnel[edit]

The Three Degrees[edit]

  • Sheila Ferguson - vocals
  • Valerie Holiday - vocals
  • Fayette Pinkney - vocals

Musicians[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
[4][5]
Billboard Pop Albums 99
Billboard Top Soul Albums 31
UK Albums Chart 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
A/C

[4]
UK
[5]
1974 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" 1 1 1 22
"Get Your Love Back" 34
1975 "Take Good Care of Yourself" 64 24 9
"Long Lost Lover" 40

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