Commodores 13

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Commodores 13
The Commodores Commodores 13 CD cover.JPG
Studio album by Commodores
Released September 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre R&B
Length 35:20
Label Motown
Producer William King, Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Milan Williams
Commodores chronology
In the Pocket
(1981)In the Pocket1981
Commodores 13
(1983)
Nightshift
(1985)Nightshift1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Commodores 13 is the tenth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1983. It is their first album after Lionel Richie left the group, and their last album with guitarist Thomas McClary before his departure from the band (McClary recorded a solo album for Motown Records in 1984, and then retired from the music industry). The song "Turn Off the Lights" was written as a sequel to 1981's "Lady (You Bring Me Up)".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm in Love" (Harold Hudson, Shirley King, William King) – 4:05
  2. "Turn Off the Lights" (Shirley King, William King) – 4:20
  3. "Nothing Like a Woman" (Hudson, Walter Orange) – 4:56
  4. "Captured" (Linda McClary, Thomas McClary) – 4:37
  5. "Touchdown" (Michael Dunlap, Orange) – 4:30
  6. "Welcome Home" (Bill Champlin, T. McClary) – 4:20
  7. "Ooo, Woman You" (Melissa Manchester, T. McClary) – 4:22
  8. "Only You" (Milan Williams) – 4:10

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Billboard 200 122
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 26

Personnel[edit]

Commodores
  • Harold Hudson: lead vocals (1, 2, 6), vocal arrangement (1, 2, 3), rhythm arrangement (1, 2, 3), backing vocals (2), additional keyboards (3)
  • William King: vocal arrangement (1, 2), rhythm arrangement (1, 2), synthesizer (2, 3, 4, 6, 7), horns (2, 4, 5, 6, 8)
  • Ronald LaPread: bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8), vocal arrangement (3)
  • Thomas McClary: lead guitar (2, 3, 5, 7, 8), rhythm guitar (2, 3, 5, 7, 8), acoustic guitar (4), electric guitar (4), rhythm arrangement (4, 6, 7), vocal arrangement (4, 6, 7), string arrangement (4, 6), horn arrangement (4, 6), guitar solo (6), lead vocals (7)
  • Walter Orange: drums (1-8), lead vocals (3, 4, 5, 8), rhythm arrangement (3, 5), vocal arrangement (5)
  • Milan Williams: keyboards (2-7), acoustic piano (8), Fender Rhodes (8), Oberheim synthesizer (8), rhythm arrangement (8), vocal arrangement (8), horn arrangement (8), string arrangement (8)
Additional musicians
  • Michael Boddicker: acoustic piano (1), Fender Rhodes (1), synthesizer (1), synth bass (1), synth horns (6), synth strings (6), additional synthesizer (7)
  • Bill Champlin: backing vocals (1, 3-8), vocal arrangement (6), acoustic piano (6), Fender Rhodes (6), synth bass (6)
  • David Cochrane: backing vocals (1-7), synthesizer (5, 7), vocoder (5), additional guitar (8)
  • Paulinho Da Costa: percussion (1, 3, 6, 7), effects (3)
  • Michael Dunlap: additional guitar (3, 5), additional keyboards (5), rhythm arrangement (5), rhythm guitar (6), Moog synthesizer (7)
  • Geno Findley: additional synthesizer (7)
  • John Gilston: Simmons drums (7)
  • Paul Jackson Jr.: additional guitar (8)
  • Shirley King: vocal arrangement (2), rhythm arrangement (2)
  • Michael Lang: additional keyboards (8)
  • Melissa Manchester: backing vocals (7)
  • Bruce Miller: horn arrangement (1, 2, 3, 5, 8), string arrangement (1, 2, 3, 5, 8)
  • Rolene Marie Naveja: castanets (3)
  • Gene Page: string arrangement (4), horn arrangement (4)
  • Steve Schaeffer: additional drums (8)
  • Phyllis St. James: backing vocals (1)
  • Deborah Thomas: backing vocals (2, 4, 6, 7)
  • Benjamin White: string arrangement (7)
  • Tandia Brenda White: backing vocals (5)
  • Vesta Williams: backing vocals (5, 6, 8)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: William King (Tracks 1 & 2), Walter Orange (Tracks 3 & 5), Thomas McClary (Tracks 4, 6 & 7), Milan Williams (Track 8).
  • Executive Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jane Clark
  • Second Recording: Brian Leshon[2]
  • Additional Recording, Second Recording and Additional Mixing: Magic Moreno
  • Additional Mixing: Norman Whitfield
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Recorded and Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California.
  • Mixed at Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Recording Studios, Hollywood, California and The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, California.
  • Project Manager: Suzee Ikeda
  • Art Direction: Terry Taylor
  • Photography: Mark Sennet

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