Breakaway (First Choice album)

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Breakaway
First choice breakaway album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedSigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Alpha International
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Eras Recording Studio
(New York City, New York)
GenreSoul, Philadelphia soul, disco
LabelGold Mind
ProducerNorman Harris, Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals, McKinley Jackson, T.G. Conway, Allan Felder, Cary Gilbert
First Choice chronology
Hold Your Horses
(1979)
Breakaway
(1980)

Breakaway is the sixth and final studio album recorded by the American female vocal trio First Choice, released in 1980 on the Gold Mind label.

History[edit]

The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 80 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart.[1] The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2013 by Octave Lab Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm the One"Robert Strother, Jr., Frank Alstin, Jr., Mikki Farrow4:17
2."Breakaway"Norman Harris, Ron Tyson5:50
3."Sittin' Pretty"Mervin Steals, Melvin Steals4:57
4."A Happy Love Affair"T.G. Conway, Allan Felder, Cary Gilbert5:10
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Pressure Point"Robert Strother, Jr., Frank Alstin, Jr., Mikki Farrow5:50
6."I Can Show You (Better Than I Can Tell You)"T.G. Conway, Allan Felder, Cary Gilbert5:19
7."Can't Take It With You"Mervin Steals, Melvin Steals5:10
8."House for Sale"Mervin Steals, Melvin Steals, McKinley Jackson, Robert Ledbetter3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Rochelle Fleming, Annette Guest, Debbie Martin – vocals
  • Keith Benson – drums
  • Jimmy Williams – bass
  • Eric C. Butler – acoustic piano
  • Ron Kersey, Carlton "Cotton" Kent, T.G. Conway, Eugene Curry – keyboards
  • Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, T.J. Tindall, Dennis Harris, Edward Moore, James Turner, Richard Adderly – guitars
  • Larry Washington, Ron Tyson – congas
  • Melvin Steals, Mervin Steals, Richard Adderly – percussion
  • George Bussey – saxophone
  • Richard Adderly – vibes
  • Don Renaldo – strings, horns

Charts[edit]

Singles
Year Single Peak
US
Dan

[1]
1980 "Breakaway" 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Charts > First Choice". Billboard. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

External links[edit]