Half a Love

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Half a Love
Studio album by The Chi-Lites
ReleasedJuly 1975
GenreR&B, soul
Length38:21
LabelBrunswick
ProducerEugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
Toby
(1974)
Half a Love
(1975)
Happy Being Lonely
(1976)
 
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Half a Love
Studio album by The Chi-Lites
ReleasedJuly 1975
GenreR&B, soul
Length38:21
LabelBrunswick
ProducerEugene Record
The Chi-Lites chronology
Toby
(1974)
Half a Love
(1975)
Happy Being Lonely
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Half a Love is the eighth album by American soul group The Chi-Lites, produced and largely written by lead singer Eugene Record. The album was released in 1975 on the Brunswick label.

History[edit]

Half a Love was the group's final album for Brunswick, which was in serious financial trouble by 1975. Half a Love contains only six new tracks, supplemented by four tracks from earlier Chi-Lites albums. Brunswick's problems meant that the album received minimal promotion in the US, where it could only reach #41 on the R&B chart. The only single release "It's Time for Love" likewise stalled in the lower reaches of both the pop and R&B charts, but did become a top 5 hit in the UK.

After the release of Half a Love, The Chi-Lites released three further non-album singles for Brunswick before leaving the company in 1976. Their final Brunswick release "You Don't Have to Go" passed by largely unnoticed in the US, but was a major 1976 summer hit in the UK where it became jointly the group's highest-charting single, matching the #3 position reached by "Have You Seen Her" over four years earlier. The 1999 Edsel Records reissue of Half a Love includes the final three singles as bonus tracks; they can also be found on the same company's 2004 UK-issue compilation The Complete The Chi-Lites on Brunswick Records: Volume 2.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Half-a-Love"  Teddy Randazzo, Victoria Pike, Iran Koster2:48
2."Here I Am"  Eugene Record, Chris Allen3:45
3."I Never Had It So Good (And Felt So Bad)"  Eugene Record, Stan McKenney5:06
4."Living in the Footsteps of Another Man"  Samuel Garner, James Smith3:01
5."When Temptation Comes"  Eugene Record4:20
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."It's Time for Love"  Eugene Record5:05
7."Take a Trip to the Islands"  Eugene Record3:20
8."Go Away Dream"  Eugene Record, Stan McKinney3:23
9."I'm Not a Gambler"  Eugene Record3:55
10."Ain't Too Much of Nothin'"  Eugene Record3:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975)Peak
[2]
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs41
Singles
YearSinglePeak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
1975"It's Time for Love"9427
"Here I Am"87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Half a Love review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > The Chi-Lites". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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