The Chi-Lites’ third album, "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People”, finds the group tapping into the social consciousness movement of the early ‘70s, presumably influenced by contemporaries like Sly & the Family Stone and fellow Chicagoan Curtis Mayfield. They had one of sweetest voices in soul music with Eugene Record, but their 1971 release showed a different side of the band, both in terms of lyrical content and production on tracks like "We Are Neighbors”. Ironically, the biggest single on the album was "Have You Seen Her?”, a sweet soul ballad which topped the R&B charts. "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People” was the best album the Chi-Lites ever released, and it’s finally coming back to vinyl for the first time in decades. The music sounds better than ever on this 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl pressing, mastered from original analog tapes.
TRACKLISTING A1 Yes I'm Ready (If I Don't Get To Go) A2 We Are Neighbors A3 I Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me) A4 Have You Seen Her A5 (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People B1 Love Uprising B2 Troubles A' Comin' B3 You Got Me Walkin' B4 What Do I Wish For
A Lonely Man is the chart-topping 1972 album from Chicago vocal group The Chi-Lites. The record features their hit single “Oh Girl,” and also includes a powerful rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler).” This reissue from the R&B legends is the first pressing in 50 years and was mastered from the original tapes.