Out of the Past into the Future

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Out of the Past Into the Future
Out of the past into the future the three degrees album.jpg
Studio album by The Three Degrees
Released 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Pop, soul
Label BMG/Ariola
Producer Christian De Walden, Ralf Stemmann
The Three Degrees chronology
...And Holding
Out of the Past Into the Future
Christmas with the Three Degrees

Out of the Past Into the Future is the title of the studio album by the female vocal group The Three Degrees,[1] featuring their revisited hits and new material. It was released in 1993, and was produced by Ralf Stemmann and Christian De Walden (Marta Sanchez).[2] It features a cover version of Brigitte Nielsen's song "Give Me A Chance", from her album I'm The One... Nobody Else. Three tracks were provided by Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) aka Chris Copperfield.[3] Two tracks were released in Europe, "Dirty Ol' Man" (with the Ian Levine Club Mix) and "Hurry, Hurry" as singles.

In 1994 the album was re-released in Japan.It has never been released in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" / "My Simple Heart" (medley) (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff / Dominic Bugatti, Franc Musker) — 4:18
  2. "Dirty Ol' Man" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) — 3:44
  3. "When Will I See You Again" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) — 4:01
  4. "Woman in Love" (Dominic Bugatti, Franc Musker) — 4:30
  5. "Take God Care of Yorself" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) — 3:36
  6. "I'm Thru With Him" (Lenny Macaluso, Phyllis Molinary) — 4:21
  7. "If You Don’t Want My Love" (Kathy Jiles, Johnny Jacobs) — 4:00
  8. "Hurry, Hurry" (Mark Anderson, Lisa Raggio, Stacy Widelitz) — 3:36
  9. "Emotional Thing" (Chris Copperfield, Christian de Walden, Ralf Stemmann, Mike Shepstone) — 4:07
  10. "Give Me A Chance" (Brigitte Nielsen, Christian De Walden, Ralf Stemmann, Bernadette Jones) — 3:36
  11. "Question of Love" (Chris Copperfield, Margaret Harris, Ralf Stemmann) — 3:58
  12. "Ain't No Woman" (Chris Copperfield, Ralf Stemmann, Mike Shepstone) — 3:52

The Japanese version of this album had the bonus track "Dirty 'Ol Man" (12" Club Mix) which was remixed by UK DJ and remixer Ian Levine.


  • Produced and arranged by: Christian De Walden and Ralf Stemmann
  • Co-Produced by and engineered by: Walter Clissen
  • Recorded at Flamingo Café Recording Studio, Studio City, California
  • Mixed at Enterprise Studios, North Hollywood, California
  • Engineered and mixed by: Walter Clissen, assisted by John Schmidt
  • Digitally mastered by: Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, California
  • Art Direction: Thomas Sassenbach
  • Photos: Bernhard Kuehmstedt


  • All Vocals: The Three Degrees (Valerie Holiday/Helen Scott-Leggins/Cynthia "Cindy" Garrison)
  • Synclavier programming: Ralf Stemmann
  • Keyboards: Ralf Stemmann and Randy Kerber
  • Acoustic piano: Randy Kerber, Larry Steelman
  • Guitars: Paul Jackson, Jr., James Harrah
  • Bass: Bob Parr
  • Saxophone and flute solo: Doug Norwine
  • Horns: "The Heart Attack" Bill Bergman, Greg Smith, Les Lovett, Dennis Farias and Nick Lane
  • Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
  • String Ensemble: "LA Express Strings"

See also[edit]

Thomas AndersWhen Will I See You Again (1993)