Hard Core Poetry

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Hard Core Poetry
Tavares Hard Core Poetry album.jpg
Studio album by Tavares
Released September 1974
Studio Sound Labs
(Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B, soul
Length 34:25
Label Capitol
Producer Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
Tavares chronology
Check It Out
(1974)Check It Out1974
Hard Core Poetry
In the City
(1975)In the City1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Hard Core Poetry is the second studio album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released in 1974 on the Capitol label.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 12 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 68 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles "Too Late", which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100, Hall & Oates' "She's Gone", which charted at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Remember What I Told You to Forget", which reached No. 4 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, except where noted.

Side one
1."Someone to Go Home To"3:15
2."She's Gone" (Daryl Hall, John Oates)3:38
3."My Ship"3:26
4."Leave It Up to the Lady"3:30
5."To Love You"4:02
Side two
6."Too Late"4:26
7."Remember What I Told You to Forget"4:10
8."What You Don't Know"3:54
9."Hard Core Poetry"4:23




Chart (1974) Peaks
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 121
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 11


Year Single Peaks

1974 "Too Late" 59 10
"She's Gone" 50 1
1975 "Remember What I Told You to Forget" 25 4


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Hard Core Poetry review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > Tavares". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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