Reaching for the Sky

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Reaching for the Sky
Studio album by Peabo Bryson
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 at P.S. Studios, Chicago, Illinois
Universal Studios , Chicago, Illinois
ABC Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul Funk
Label Capitol
Producer Peabo Bryson, Richard Evans
Peabo Bryson chronology
Reaching for the Sky

Reaching for the Sky is the second album by soul vocalist Peabo Bryson.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Released in 1977, Reaching for the Sky would be Bryson's debut album on Capitol Records, charting with Quiet Storm staple "Feel the Fire" at number 13 on the R&B singles chart. This tune would be covered by Stephanie Mills in 1979 on her What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin' album and again in 1980 by Teddy Pendergrass as a duet with Mills on his TP album. The midtempo title track, "Reaching for the Sky" was even more commercially successful, reaching number 6 on the R&B chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peabo Bryson

  1. "Reaching for the Sky" 4:56
  2. "Feel the Fire" 5:03
  3. "A Fool Already Knows" 4:02
  4. "Hold On to the World" 4:41
  5. "Love from Your Heart" 5:22
  6. "Love Walked Out on Me" 5:36
  7. "You Haven't Learned About Love" 3:32
  8. "Have a Good Time" 4:58


  • Peabo Bryson - lead and backing vocals
  • Larry Ball - bass
  • Morris Jennings - drums, percussion
  • Ross Traut - lead guitar
  • Danny Leake - rhythm guitar
  • Paul Libman - keyboards
  • Terry Fryer - Moog synthesizer
  • Bobby Christian - vibraphone, percussion, bells
  • Sonny Seals - saxophone
  • Dr. Warric Carter - horn and string arrangements, conductor
  • Johnny Pate - rhythm arrangements and conductor
  • Chuck Colbert, Cynthia White, Jynean Bell, Sharon Johnson - backing vocals


Chart (1978) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 49
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 11


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1978 "Feel The Fire" 13
"Reaching For The Sky" 6

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Peabo Bryson: Reaching for the Sky > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Peabo Bryson US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Peabo Bryson US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-29.