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The Three Degrees - International album

The Three Degrees - International album Performer: The Three Degrees
Title: International
Style: Soul, Disco
Date of release: 1975
Country: US
Size MP3: 1330 mb
Size FLAC: 1194 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: MP4 AA MP2 ADX MP3 FLAC APE

International is a 1975 studio album released by the female girl group The Three Degrees. The album includes the 1974 hit single, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". In the United Kingdom, the album was released under the title Take Good Care of Yourself, where it charted at in Europe the album was issued with the alternative title of With Love.

Now past their "TSOP" apogee and working well with producers Gamble & Huff, the Three Degrees bounded back into the Top 40 with 1975's International. Working across a slick set dominated by Gamble & Huff-penned songs that provided a smooth vehicle for the trio's powerhouse vocals, the Three Degrees took the pleasing "Take Good Care of Yourself" into the charts. But despite the evidence of a fine performance, it never really feels like the band really hit its stride.

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, who were originally formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although a total of 15 women have been a member over the years, the current line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. Holiday has been a member since she first joined in 1967, while Scott has been a permanent member since 1976, the group were particularly successful in the UK, achieving 13 Top 50 hit singles between 1974 and 1985. Philadelphia International Records has been defunct since 1987, and finally shut down in 2001. As of 2007, Sony Music Entertainment owns all rights to the Philadelphia International Records music catalogue, in 1965, Huff joined Gambles band, The Romeos, a popular moniker at the time, by replacing future Philadelphia International Records producer and arranger Thom Bell on piano.

The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group,who were originally formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although a total of 15 women have been a member over the years, the group has always been a trio. The current line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Freddie Pool. International FK, a former name of Molde FK, Norwegian association football club. WTA International tournaments, tournaments of the Women's Tennis Association. a former name of the Scottish Open (snooker), a professional snooker tournament.

Their first album for the Philadelphia International label, The Three Degrees, spawned three hits: "Dirty Ol' Man" (which went gold in the Netherlands and Belgium), "Year Of Decision" (which made it to in the UK Singles Chart), but it was the third single, "When Will I See You Again", that propelled the trio into the mainstream. It topped the UK Chart for two weeks in August 1974 (the first time this had been achieved by an all-female group since The Supremes in 1964,) and became the fourth best-selling single of the year

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Another Heartache
Arranged By – Bobby MartinProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
4:21
A2 Take Good Care Of Yourself
Arranged By – Bobby MartinProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
3:26
A3 Get Your Love Back
Arranged By – John Davis Producer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
3:25
A4 Lonelier Are Fools
Arranged By – Jack FaithProducer – Bruce HawesWritten-By – B. Hawes*, C. Simmons*, J. Jefferson*
4:05
A5 Distant Lover
Arranged By – Jack FaithProducer – Bruce HawesWritten-By – G. Fuqua*, M. Gaye*, S. Greene*
4:04
B1 Together
Arranged By – John Davis Producer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
4:35
B2 Long Lost Lover
Arranged By – Bobby MartinProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – C. Gilbert*, K. Gamble, L. Huff*
2:58
B3 Here I Am
Arranged By – Lenny PakulaProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – C. Gilbert*, L. Huff*
3:58
B4 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
Arranged By – Bobby MartinProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
3:45
B5 Loving Cup
Arranged By – Lenny PakulaProducer – Gamble / Huff*Written-By – K. Gamble, L. Huff*, S. Andrews*
3:09

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Distributed By – Gramophone Record Co. (Pty.) Ltd.

Credits

  • Design – Ed Lee
  • Engineer – J. Mark*, Joe Tarsia
  • Lacquer Cut By [NS In Runouts] – Nimitr Sarikananda
  • Music By – MFSB
  • Photography By – Peter Lavery

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KZ 33162 The Three Degrees International ‎(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records KZ 33162 US 1975
3647454784 The Three Degrees Take Good Care Of Yourself ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 3647454784 Singapore 1975
PIR 80407 The Three Degrees With Love ‎(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records PIR 80407 Italy 1975
CSP 40 15403 The Three Degrees Con Amor ‎(Cass, RE) CBS CSP 40 15403 Spain 1982
LSP 15403 The Three Degrees Historia De La Musica Rock ‎(LP) CBS LSP 15403 Spain 1982