Round 2 (The Stylistics album)

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Round 2
Studio album by The Stylistics
Released October 1972
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre R&B
Length 37:36
Label Avco
Producer Thom Bell
The Stylistics chronology
The Stylistics
(1971)The Stylistics1971
Round 2
Rockin' Roll Baby
(1973)Rockin' Roll Baby1973
Singles from Round 2
  1. "I'm Stone in Love with You"
    Released: 1972
  2. "Break Up to Make Up"
    Released: 1973
  3. "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)"
    Released: 1973
  4. "Peek-A-Boo"
    Released: 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]

Round 2 is the second studio album recorded by American R&B group The Stylistics, released in October 1972 on the Avco label. It was produced by Thom Bell and recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia.


The album reached #32 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the R&B albums chart. It features the hit singles "Break Up to Make Up", "I'm Stone in Love with You", and "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)". All three singles reached the top-ten on the R&B charts. "Break Up to Make Up" and "I'm Stone in Love with You" also reached the top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I'm Stone in Love with You" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Anthony Bell) 3:19
2. "If You Don't Watch Out" 2:34
3. "You and Me" 2:43
4. "It's Too Late" (Carole King, Toni Stern) 4:34
5. "Children of the Night" 7:00
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 3:38
7. "Break Up to Make Up" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Kenneth Gamble) 4:00
8. "Peek-A-Boo" (Gregory Guess) 2:53
9. "You're as Right as Rain" 3:46
10. "Pieces" 3:09


  • Russell Thompkins, Jr. – lead vocals
  • Airrion Love, James Smith, Herb Murrell, James Dunn – background vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram – additional background vocals
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Tony Bell, Eli Tartarsky – guitar
  • Ronnie Baker – bass
  • Earl Young – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana – percussion
  • Thom Bell – piano, harpsichord
  • Joe DeAngelis, Stephanie Fauber, Robert Martin – French horn
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • George Shaw – flute
  • Vincent Forchetti, Bob Moore, Richard Genevese – trombone
  • Don Renaldo, Tony Sinagoga, Albert Berone, Rudy Malizia, Angelo Pretrella, Romeo Di Stefano, Charles Apollonia, Davis Barnett, Richard Jones, Herschel Wise – strings
  • Mary Gale – harp
  • Fredric Cohen – oboe


Chart (1972) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 32
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
Year Single Peak chart position


1972 "I'm Stone in Love with You" 10 4 27 9
1973 "Break Up to Make Up" 5 5 20 34
"You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" 23 8 4
"Peek-A-Boo" 35


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Round 2 review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Round 2 review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > The Stylistics". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  4. ^ "UK Charts > The Stylistics". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

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