Super EightTo Be A Lover - George Faith

LP: Black Swan ILPS9504
LP: Mango MPLS9504
CD: Hip-O Select B0001693-01
1977

1. Midnight Hour / Ya Ya
2. To Be a Lover (Have Mercy)
3. Opportunity
4. So Fine
5. I've Got The Groove
6. Diana
7. All The Love I've Got
8. Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Featuring backing vocals by The Meditations and The Diamonds, To Be A Lover is perhaps Lee Perry's smoothest production, a real polished gem. George Faith is a first rate crooner, even if some of his choices for covers border on cheesy (for instance, combining the sublime "Midnight Hour" with Lee Dorsey's nutty "Ya Ya"). Highlights include the impassioned "I've Got The Groove" and the aching "To Be A Lover", a cover of William Bell's soul classic "I Forgot To Be Your Lover". Sadly, this album has been out of print for many years, save for a limited edition CD release in 2004.

See also Super Eight.

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