Faith Hope & Charity Life Goes CD
FAITH HOPE & CHARITY: Life Goes On (Expanded Edition). CD
- The Disco Trio of Faith Hope & Charity Were a Fixture on the Mid-‘70s R&B Charts
- Like Their First Album, Life Goes On Is Produced by the Great Van McCoy
- Includes the Hits “You’re My Peace of Mind”and “Life Goes On”
- Expanded Edition Features Four 12” Single Mixes
- Liner Notes by David Nathan
- Worldwide CD Debut
Following up the 2014 worldwide DEBUT reissue of the trio Faith Hope & Charity’s self-titled 1975 RCA debut album, Real Gone Music in association with SoulMusic Records is happy to present the follow-up set, Life Goes On, in an expanded edition featuring four bonus tracks also produced by the renowned producer/singer/songwriter Van McCoy.
The original group (then known as The Lovelles) was from Tampa, Florida, and formed in 1966 with a line-up of Albert Bailey, Brenda Hilliard and Zulema Cusseaux. Their first hit single in 1970 was on Maxwell Records with “So Much Love,” produced by McCoy who had been instrumental in securing their first record deal. After switching to Sussex Records, Cusseaux left for a solo career, and in 1975, Hilliard (‘Faith’) and Bailey (‘Hope’) were joined by Dianne Destry (‘Charity’) just prior to signing a new contract with RCA, reuniting with Van McCoy as their producer.
Following the success of the No. 1 R&B single, “To Each His Own” and their best-selling first RCA LP, McCoy brought the trio back into Media Sound Studios in New York to record a follow-up album. Several tracks gained considerable club play and sales, notably “You’re My Peace of Mind” (#9 Disco Singles, #83 R&B Singles); “A Time for Celebration” (#14 Disco Singles) and a special disco single combining “You’re My Peace of Mind,” “Life Goes On” and “Positive Thinking” (#14 Dance Music/Club Play Singles).
Imaginative In its scope and production, each track included a short “live spiral” based on the opening “Life Goes On” overture that preceded the title cut; among the highlights are an upbeat medley of the pop classics “Cherish” and “Monday, Monday,” along with the McCoy-penned ballads “I Want A Man” and “You’ve Gotta Tell Her” (both with additional background vocals from former original member Zulema).
This expanded edition includes a shortened version of “Life Goes On” along with extended mixes of “You’re My Peace Of Mind” (close to eleven minutes in length), “Gradually” and “Positive Thinking” (both in excess of seven minutes each). Liner notes are by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan. Another worldwide CD debut!
- Life Goes On (Overture)/Life Goes On
- I Want a Man
- Positive Thinking
- You’re My Peace of Mind
- Cherish/Monday, Monday
- You’ve Gotta Tell Her
- Just Wanted to Say I Love You
- A Time for Celebration/Live Spiral
- Life Goes On (12” single version)
- You’re My Peace of Mind (12” single version)
- Gradually (12” single version)
- Positive Thinking (12” single version)