Behind the talents of Eugene Record
, the Chi-Lites
presented an impeccable album featuring one gem after another. Not losing any steam from their previous album, the Chi-Lites
plugged another number one song, the universally appealing "Oh Girl," which also claimed the number one spot on the pop charts. "Coldest Days of My Life" came with a placid arrangement and peaked at number eight, and "Lonely Man" was a humble extension of "Have You Seen Her." From the testimonial "Living in the Footsteps of Another Man" to the mid-tempo "Being in Love" to the ballad "Love Is," the Chi-Lites
were flawless with this effort. Record
is masterful with his articulation of the lyric; he stays in control of his vocals. His penmanship is phenomenal and his production skills are irreproachable. The only socially charged number is a remake of the Marvin Gaye
classic "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," and it's done with skillful execution.