Workin' It Back

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Workin' It Back
Studio album by Teddy Pendergrass
Released December 4, 1985
Recorded 1984–1985
Genre R&B, soul
Length 37:09
Label Asylum Records
Producer Glen Ballard, Clif Magness
Teddy Pendergrass chronology
Love Language
(1984)Love Language1984
Workin' It Back
Singles from Workin' It Back
  1. "Love 4/2"
    Released: August 13, 1985
  2. "Let Me Be Closer"
    Released: February 6, 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Workin' It Back is the ninth studio album by American R&B recording artist Teddy Pendergrass. It was his second record for Asylum Records, once a longtime artist on Philadelphia International Records. The album didn't do nearly as well on the Billboard 200 as his last record, only peaking at #96, although it did reach US R&B #6, only two spots lower than his previous album. The album spawned two singles, "Love 4/2" (#6 R&B) and "Let Me Be Closer" (#67 R&B), though none made the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love 4/2" (Pendergrass, James Carter, Nathaniel Lee)
  2. "One of Us Fell in Love" (Adrian Baker, Eddie Seago)
  3. "Never Felt Like Dancin'" (Dennis Matkosky, Monty Seward)
  4. "Let Me Be Closer" (Pendergrass, Linda Creed, Dennis Matkosky, Bill Neale)
  5. "Lonely Color Blue" (Cecil Womack, Linda Womack)
  6. "Want You Back in My Life" (Glen Ballard, Clif Magness)
  7. "Workin' It Back" (Clif Magness, Ellen Schwartz, Roger Bruno)
  8. "Love Emergency" (Cecil Womack, Linda Womack)


  • Teddy Pendergrass - vocals
  • Ron Jennings, Paul Jackson Jr., Bill Neale, Cecil Womack, Clif Magness - guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus, Doug Grigsby, Cecil Womack - bass
  • Dennis Matkosky - keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming
  • Monty Seward - synthesized guitar
  • Larry Williams - bass synthesizer
  • Randy Kerber - acoustic and electric piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
  • Alan Pasqua, Eddie "Gip" Noble, Linda Womack - keyboards
  • John Robinson, Raymond Pounds, James Gadson - drums
  • Michael Mason - drum overdubs
  • Paulinho da Costa - percussion
  • Joel Peskin - saxophone
  • Tenita Jordan, Lynn Davis, Shirley Jones, Stephanie Reach, Monty Seward, Tammie Taylor, Clydene Jackson, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Vanessa Townsell, The Womack Congregation - backing vocals