Reach for It

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Reach for It
Studio album by
Released1977
StudioParamount Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)
GenreJazz-funk
Length37:17
LabelEpic
ProducerGeorge Duke
George Duke chronology
From Me to You
(1977)
Reach for It
(1977)
Don't Let Go
(1978)
Singles from Reach for It
  1. "Reach for It"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Reach for It is the eleventh studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was recorded at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, and released in 1977 through Epic Records. The album peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard 200 and number 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America on January 18, 1978.

Its only single, a self-titled track "Reach for It", peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Beginning"G. Duke1:50
2."Lemme at It"G. Duke4:13
3."Hot Fire"L. Chancler5:31
4."Reach for It"
4:53
5."Just for You"G. Duke4:28
6."Omi" (Fresh Water)G. Duke4:50
7."Searchin' My Mind"G. Duke3:11
8."Watch Out Baby!"
5:25
9."Diamonds"G. Duke6:45
10."The End"G. Duke1:07
11."Bring It on Home" 4:25
Total length:37:17

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 25
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Reach for It – George Duke". Allmusic. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – George Duke – Reach For It". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

External links[edit]

George Duke – Reach For It at Discogs (list of releases)