International (The Three Degrees album)

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Studio album by The Three Degrees
Released June 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Studio Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul
Philadelphia Soul
Length 61:33
Label Philadelphia International
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Richard Barrett
The Three Degrees chronology
The Three Degrees Live in Japan
(1975)The Three Degrees Live in Japan1975
A Toast of Love
(1976)A Toast of Love1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

International is a 1975 studio album released by the female girl group The Three Degrees.

The album includes the 1974 hit single, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". In the United Kingdom, the album was released under the title Take Good Care of Yourself, where it charted at #6,[2] in Europe the album was issued with the alternative title of With Love. The album was also issued in Japan with an alternative running order and several different tracks.

The album was re-issued in October 2010, for the first time in its entirety on CD by Big Break Records. This re-issue includes only foreign language songs previously available in the Far East and a 1977 remix of "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" by Tom Moulton.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Another Heartache" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 4:21
2. "Take Good Care of Yourself" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:26
3. "Get Your Love Back" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:25
4. "Lonelier Are Fools" Joseph Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons 4:05
5. "Distant Lover" Marvin Gaye, Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Sandra Greene 4:04
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Together" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 4:35
7. "Long Lost Lover" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert 2:58
8. "Here I Am" Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert 3:58
9. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:45
10. "Loving Cup" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Stephanie Andrews 2:41


The Three Degrees
  • Sheila Ferguson - vocals
  • Valerie Holiday - vocals
  • Fayette Pinkney - vocals
  • Jay Mark, Joe Tarsia - engineer
  • Ed Lee - design
  • Peter Lavery - photography


Chart (1975) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums 99
Billboard Top Soul Albums 31
UK Albums Chart 6


Year Single Peak chart positions


1974 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" 1 1 1 22
"Get Your Love Back" 34
1975 "Take Good Care of Yourself" 64 24 9
"Long Lost Lover" 40

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