Daniel has confirmed that Go For It and Friends were recorded at the same time. For distribution purposes, SOLAR was in the process of leaving RCA Records and joining Elektra Records, but still owed a final Shalamar album to RCA: Go for It was that album, while Friends became the first to be delivered to WEA. Go for It received indifferent promotion from RCA, and the garish cover-art was also the subject of negative comment. Only one single ("Sweeter as the Days Go By") was issued, and the album peaked at #18 on the R&B chart and #115 on the Billboard chart.
In 2002, Go for It was re-released by Sanctuary Records in the United Kingdom in a Double CD package with Friends.