Travelin' at the Speed of Thought

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Travelin' at the Speed of Thought
Studio album by The O'Jays
Released May 1977
Recorded 1976-77 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Philadelphia soul, R&B
Length 37:59
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen, Dennis Williams
The O'Jays chronology
Message in the Music
(1976)Message in the Music1976
Travelin' at the Speed of Thought
So Full of Love
(1978)So Full of Love1978

Travelin' at the Speed of Thought is a 1977 album by American R&B group The O'Jays, released on the Philadelphia International Records label. The album was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, with six of the eight tracks written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Unusually for the time, there had been no advance single release from the album; the only single subsequently issued, "Work on Me", became a #7 R&B hit but failed to reach the pop listings, making this the first O'Jays PIR album without a top 100 pop single. Travelin' at the Speed of Thought peaked at #6 on the R&B chart and reached #27 on the pop chart.

Travelin' at the Speed of Thought is the first O'Jays album to feature vocals from Sammy Strain, who in 1976 had been brought into the group as the replacement for the then-terminally ill William Powell. Powell's death from cancer in May 1977 coincided with the release of the album.

In 2004, Travelin' at the Speed of Thought was reissued by Demon Music in the UK in a double package with The O'Jays' previous album Message in the Music.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, except where noted.[1]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Travelin' at the Speed of Thought" - 4:59
  2. "We're All in This Thing Together" - 4:52
  3. "So Glad I Got You, Girl" - 3:32
  4. "Stand Up" - 4:46

Side two[edit]

  1. "Those Lies (Done Caught Up with You This Time)" (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) - 3:45
  2. "Feelings" (Morris Albert) - 7:11
  3. "Work on Me" - 4:26
  4. "Let's Spend Some Time Together" - 4:33



  1. ^ allmusic ((( Travelin' at the Speed of Thought > Overview ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2008-08-23.