I'm in Love (Evelyn King album)

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I'm in Love
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Studio album by Evelyn "Champagne" King
Released June 21, 1981
Genre R&B, post-disco, soul
Length 58:31
Label RCA
Big Break Records (reissue)
Producer Morrie Brown
Willie Lester
Rodney Brown
Kashif
Lawrence Jones
Evelyn "Champagne" King chronology
Call on Me
(1980)
I'm in Love
(1981)
Get Loose
(1982)
Singles from I'm in Love
  1. "I'm in Love"
    Released: 1981
  2. "If You Want My Lovin'"
    Released: 1981
  3. "Don't Hide Our Love"
    Released: 1981
  4. "Spirit of the Dancer"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

I'm in Love is the fourth album released by R&B singer Evelyn "Champagne" King on the RCA label in 1981. It was produced by Morrie Brown, Willie Lester, Rodney Brown, Kashif, and Lawrence Jones.

Background[edit]

By the time her previous album Call on Me was released, disco music in the United States faced severe backlash across the country pressuring it to move underground. The now infamous so-called "death of disco" propelled artists to look elsewhere for inspiration, one of which was the way of "one-man bands" pioneered by Stevie Wonder. King was one of the previous successful disco artists who followed the new direction in music, "my whole thing was, I was a big believer in making sure others were heard because they had a different sound." Theodore Life (or T. Life) who produced her chart-topping song "Shame" and album Call on Me was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Kashif and songwriters Morrie Brown, and Paul Lawrence Jones III. The songwriting duo Rodney Brown and Willie Lester, who were involved in working with Gayle Adams and Sharon Redd, composed, arranged and produced "Don't Hide Our Love," "What Are You Waiting For," "The Other Side Of Love," "I Can't Take It," and "The Best Is Yet To Come." On her producer change King commented, "I'm not going to say my new producers were a better fit than, say, T. Life. I'm going to just say they were a good match for the time. [...] If you keep staying in the same area, if you sound the same all the time—people can get bored with that. They made sure that Evelyn hit the top spot again! It was just fun."[2]

History[edit]

The album peaked at number 6 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached number 28 on the Billboard 200. It produced the hit singles "I'm In Love", "If You Want My Lovin'", "Don't Hide Our Love", and "Spirit of the Dancer". The album was certified gold by the RIAA. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2011 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm in Love"Kashif Saleem5:01
2."If You Want My Lovin'"Lawrence Jones, Morrie Brown4:18
3."Don't Hide Our Love"Lawrence Jones, Arthur Moore5:22
4."What Are You Waiting For"Willie Lester, Rodney Brown4:09
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Spirit of the Dancer"Kashif Saleem, Morrie Brown4:50
6."The Other Side of Love"Willie Lester, Rodney Brown4:24
7."I Can't Take It"Rodney Brown, Willie Lester4:07
8."The Best Is Yet to Come"Willie Lester, Rodney Brown5:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 28
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 6
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
1981 "I'm in Love" 40 1 1
"Don't Hide Our Love" 28
1982 "Spirit of the Dancer" 51 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. I'm in Love > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  2. ^ Aerna, James (2013). First Ladies of Disco: 32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers. Penguin. p. 127. ISBN 1476603324.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Evelyn "Champagne" King". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11.

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