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Track list:

1. Someone To Go Home To
2. She's Gone
3. My Ship
4. Leave It Up To The Lady
5. To Love You
6. Too Late
7. Remember What I Told You To Forget
8. What You Don't Know
9. Hard Core Poetry
Bonus tracks:
10. Too Late (Capitol US single edit)
11. Remember What I Told You To Forget (Capitol US single edit)

• After the brothers Tavares (Ralph, Pooch, Chubby, Butch and Tiny) signed to Capitol Records in 1974, they experienced immediate success with their debut LP, Check It Out. However, it was the follow-up, the much-treasured HARD CORE POETRY that set the group up for a row of hits that established them as solid hitmakers.

• Produced by the team of Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter, (just coming off success with The Four Tops), HARD CORE POETRY (a Top 20 R&B charted album) gave the New Bedford, Massachusetts family group the first of three No. 1 U.S. R&B hits in the form of 1974’s “She’s Gone,” a song written and originally recorded by Philly blue-eyed soul duo, Hall & Oates.

• The album also included two other major hits for Tavares, the uptempo “Too Late” (No. 10 R&B) and “Remember What I Told You To Forget” (No. 4 R&B/No. 25 pop), a song that had originally been cut by The Four Tops. The flipside of that single, “My Ship” also achieved significant club airplay reaching No. 13 on Billboard’s disco charts.

• Previously only available as a now out-of-print Japanese CD, this expanded edition of HARD CORE POETRY includes two single edits as bonus tracks and liner notes by SoulTracks’ founder Chris Rizik with quotes from Pooch Tavares. HARD CORE POETRY is part of the reissue seriess by SoulMusic Records of Tavares albums including “In The City” (SMCR-5022), “Sky-High!” (SMCR-5023), “Supercharged” (SMCR-5045), “Madam Butterfly” (SMCR-5064) and “Love Uprising” (SMCR-5065).

About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create Records as a leading reissue label.
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Too Late



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