Caught in the Act (Commodores album)

Caught in the Act (Commodores album)

Infobox Album
Name = Caught in the Act
Type = studio
Artist = The Commodores


Released = February 1975
Recorded = 1974
Genre = R&B
Length = 37:55
Label = Motown
Producer = The Commodores
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5q2tk65x9kra link]
Last album = "Machine Gun"
(1974)
This album = "Caught in the Act"
(1974)
Next album = "Movin' On"
(1975)

"Caught in the Act" is the second album by The Commodores, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Stylistically, this is a funk / R&B album and differs from the softer pop sound the group became known for on later releases.

"Caught in the Act" featured the hit "Slippery When Wet", which has been called a "prototype" of Wild Cherry's hit "Play That Funky Music" (1976).Fact|date=August 2007 Other notable funk tracks include "Better Never Than Forever" and "Look What You've Done To Me". "I'm Ready" is a punchy instrumental dance number with clavinets that in the same vein as their earlier hit "Machine Gun".

The third track of this album, "The Bump", originally appeared as the fourth track in their preceding hit album, "Machine Gun".

Track listing

#"Wide Open" – 3:32
#"Slippery When Wet" – 3:20
#"The Bump" – 2:53
#"I'm Ready" – 3:24
#"This Is Your Life" – 5:53
#"Let's Do It Right" – 3:45
#"Better Never Than Forever" – 3:50
#"Look What You've Done To Me" – 3:56
#"You Don't Know That I Know" – 6:33
#"Wide Open (Reprise)" – 1:00

Personnel

*The Commodores - Arranger, Main Performer, Producer
*Lionel Richie - Vocals, Saxophone
*Thomas McClary - Vocals, Guitar (Electric)
*Milan Williams - Guitar (Electric), Keyboards
*Ronald LaPread - Bass (Electric)
*William King - Trumpet
*Walter Orange - Drums, Vocals
*James Carmichael - Producer
*Calvin Harris - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
*Jim Britt - Photography


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