The Sylvers (album)

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The Sylvers
Sylvers cover.jpg
Studio album by The Sylvers
Released February 17, 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Soul, Funk
Length 40:32
Label Pride, MGM
Producer Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson
The Sylvers chronology
The Sylvers
The Sylvers II

The Sylvers is the debut album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group The Sylvers. The album was released on MGM Records subsidiary Pride Records, a label founded by record and film producer Michael Viner. Released in 1972, it was produced by R&B legends Jerry Butler (of The Impressions) and Keg Johnson.

This album released three singles: "Fool's Paradise", "Wish I Could Talk to You" and "I'll Never Be Ashamed".

In 2013, Dusty Groove Records reissued their debut on vinyl.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wish That I Could Talk to You" (2:53)
  2. "Fool's Paradise" (2:28)
  3. "Only One Can Win" (3:00)
  4. "I'm Truly Happy" – (Jerry Peters) (2:48)
  5. "Touch Me Jesus" – (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, A. Bond) (3:25)
  6. "I Know Myself" (3:32)
  7. "Chaos" (3:12)
  8. "So Close" (2:52)
  9. "I'll Never Be Ashamed" – (James Sylvers) (3:13)
  10. "How Love Hurts" (4:16)


  • Jerry Butler - producer
  • Keg Johnson - producer
  • Michael Viner - executive producer
  • David Crawford - arranger
  • Jerry Peters - arranger


  1. ^ "Sylvers: Sylvers (LP, Vinyl)". Dusty Groove. Retrieved 2015-11-01. 
  2. ^ Music, All. The Sylvers: The Sylvers > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. ^ The Sylvers - The Sylvers (LP liner notes). Pride/MGM Records PRD-0007