In the City

In the City

by Tavares

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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The Tavares brothers' creative and commercial winning streak continued with their third album, In the City. This excellent 1975 release marked the second time that they worked with the Dennis Lambert/Brian Potter team, which produced the record and wrote half of the songs (including the hit ballad "The Love I Never Had" and the funky number one smash "It Only Takes a Minute"). Lambert and Potter had done well by Tavares on their second album, Hard Core Poetry, and their input proves to be just as valuable this time around. The songs that Lambert and Potter didn't write range from Tavares' gritty title song (a bittersweet ode to urban life) to inspired covers of the Edgar Winter Group's "Free Ride" (which gives us a rare chance to hear Tavares performing rock & roll) and the Average White Band's smooth "Nothing You Can Do." The latter wasn't among AWB's major hits, although it should have been. Like Check It Out and Hard Core Poetry, In the City is undeniably essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2017
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557762044
catalogNumber: 002702901
Rank: 106873


  1. It Only Takes a Minute
  2. Fool's Hall of Fame
  3. The Love I Never Had
  4. Nothing You Can Do
  5. In the Eyes of Love
  6. Ready, Willing, and Able
  7. We Fit to a Tee
  8. Free Ride
  9. I Hope She Chooses Me
  10. In the City

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tavares   Primary Artist
Michael Omartian   Conductor
Butch ?   Vocals

Technical Credits

Don Menza   Contributor
Jerome Richardson   Contributor
Tom Scott   Contributor
David T. Walker   Contributor
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Gary Coleman   Contributor
Scott Edwards   Contributor
Chuck Findley   Contributor
Ed Greene   Contributor
Paul Hubinon   Contributor
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Michael Omartian   Arranger,Contributor
Dean Parks   Contributor
Brian Potter   Producer
Sid Sharp   Contributor
Joe Sidore   Engineer
Dick Hyde   Contributor
Roy Kohara   Art Direction

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