Disco Gardens

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Disco Gardens
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Studio album by Shalamar
Released August 28, 1978
Recorded 1977–1978 at Studio Masters, Los Angeles, CA, Star Track, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Disco, Funk
Length 31:52
Label SOLAR
Producer Leon Sylvers III, Dick Griffey
Shalamar chronology
Uptown Festival
(1977)
Disco Gardens
(1978)
Big Fun
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Disco Gardens is the second album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1978 on the SOLAR label. It features the line-up of Gerald Brown, Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley, and was the only Shalamar album on which Brown appeared.

Disco Gardens was less successful than Shalamar's debut Uptown Festival, peaking at #52 on the R&B chart and #171 on the Billboard chart. It contains early indications of what was to become the distinctive "SOLAR sound", most notably on the single release "Take That to the Bank" which was a UK Top 20 hit in early 1979.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tossing, Turning and Swinging"Ricky Sylvers, Edmund Sylvers, James Sylvers, Leon Sylvers III5:47
2."Shalamar Disco Gardens"Jeffrey Daniel3:44
3."Take That to the Bank"Kevin Spencer, Leon Sylvers III6:14
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."Stay Close to Love"Leon Sylvers III, Herman Brown3:49
5."Leave It All Up to Love"Wayne Bell, Merlin Bell, Malcolm Anthony3:46
6."Lovely Lady"Kossi Gardner5:36
7."Cindy, Cindy"Wayne Bell, Merlin Bell, Malcolm Anthony2:56

Singles[edit]

"Take That to the Bank" (US Hot 100 #79, US R&B #11, UK #20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Shalamar – Disco Gardens". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

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