Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. It cooks to the nth degree. Those lilting, funky guitars are thoroughly addictive, as is the drum rhythm. It doesn't get much better than this, as for the saxophone break - wow.
That is not even mentioning the beauty of the bass solo half way through. Musicianship of the highest quality, a band totally in tune with each other. I know this was Tower Of Power's most successful album, but why they weren't huge is a mystery to me. There is some seriously great material on this album. The album closes with return to late-night soul with the beautiful "Just Another Day".
If you like seventies funk and soul, you can't go for wrong with this. The sound quality, as on all Tower Of Power's albums, is excellent as well. This, their 3rd album, was the one which broke them to a wider audience and the acclaim they deserved. Featuring a power horn section and Lenny Williams vocals, this set had quality and variety and showed just how good were Tower of Power well named, by the way. There's even a track which could be Northern Soul, the jaunty "This Time It's Real" Time would prove this to be the best album they made, and if you had to pick 2 tracks to illustrate the best of Tower of Power, then surely you would pick "What Is Hip", combining some superb Funk drumming, punctuating horns, and a burbling bassline, and the sublime "So Very Hard To Go", with Lennie Williams haunting vocal and horns, piano et al contributing to one of my favourite songs of all time.
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Retrieved August 10, Top Adult Contemporary: — This Time It's Real 4. Will I Ever Find a Love? Get Yo' Feet Back on the Ground 6. So Very Hard to Go 7. Soul Vaccination 8. Both Sorry Over Nothin' 9. Clean Slate Just Another Day. Limited gm vinyl LP repressing. Out of Stock. Other Details Batch:. The group's got a bit of the stoner funk sound that shows their Bay Area roots, but they're also a lot tighter than most of their California contemporaries, and feel more like some of the groups coming out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the same time.
A1 What Is Hip? Enter your name: optional. Shipping We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Related Products.Tower Of Power is the third album release for the Oakland-based Funk band Tower of Power. This is their most successful album to date, which was released in May The album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and received a Gold record award for sales in excess of ,