In the Pocket (Commodores album)

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In the Pocket
The Commodores In the Pocket.jpg
Studio album by Commodores
Released June 22, 1981
Genre Soul
Length 36:27
Label Motown
Producer James Anthony Carmichael, Commodores
Commodores chronology
In the Pocket
Commodores 13
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

In the Pocket is the ninth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1981. It is the last Commodores album to feature Lionel Richie, as he left the band to start a solo career the following year. The bulk of the album was recorded at Web IV Recording Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

This album contained two hit singles, "Oh No" (U.S. #4) and "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (U.S. #8).

Track listing[edit]

Side One [2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" Shirley Hanna-King, Harold Hudson, William King 4:46
2. "Saturday Night" Hudson, Thomas McClary 5:00
3. "Keep on Taking Me Higher" Hudson, McClary 5:19
4. "Oh No" Lionel Richie 2:51
Side Two [2]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why You Wanna Try Me" David Cochrane, Richie 4:36
2. "This Love" Walter Orange 5:15
3. "Been Loving You" Orange 3:52
4. "Lucy" Richie 4:48