DISC ONE: WE GOT TO GET OUR THING TOGETHER
- We Got To Get Our Thing Together
- Strike Up The Band
- I’ll Be Waiting There For You
- Thank God You Are My Lady
- Love Is Missing From Our Lives (with The Dramatics)
- Overnight (Something So Right Went So Wrong)
- Gotta Get Home To My Baby
- The Power Of Love
- You Don’t Care
DISC 2: NO WAY BACK
- West Virginia Symphony
- When Does The Lovin’ Start
- I’ll Make You My Girl
- Life Is The Time
- Ain’t No Black And White In Music
- No Way Back
- Too Late For Love
- You’re The Greatest
- Adventure (No Way Back – No Way Back Pt.2)
- I’ll Try Again
- Slow Motion
Caroline International, in association with SoulMusic Records, is proud to announce the reissue of WE GOT TO GET OUR THING TOGETHER and NO WAY BACK, two classic ‘70s albums by legendary group The Dells, the first album available for the first time on CD worldwide and the second only available as a limited edition Japanese reissue.
The Dells have long been revered in the world of soul music with a career that spanned an incredible five decades (1952-2012). Originally formed in Harvey, Illinois just miles outside of Chicago, the quintet (who only ever underwent one personnel change) came to US national prominence in 1956 with “Oh What A Nite”; however it was their tenure with Chess Records from the mid-‘60s to the late ‘70s that earned the group the title ‘the mighty, mighty Dells’ as a result of their dynamic performances and a legacy of hit singles (such as “Stay In My Corner,” a revamp of “Oh What A Night” and in the early ‘70s, “Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation” and “The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind),” one of the key cuts on the 1971 LP “Freedom Means,” reissued by Caroline International in association with SoulMusic Records in 2015).
The 1975 album WE GOT TO GET OUR THING TOGETHER (briefly issued on Cadet Records) became the group’s debut set for Mercury Records, with the majority of production by Detroit-based hitmaker Don Davis (known for his work with Johnnie Taylor and The Dramatics in particular) including the standout “Love Is Missing From Our Lives,” recorded with The Dramatics. The follow up 1976 set, NO WAY BACK included tracks used for the blaxploitation film of the same name (starring Fred Williamson), recorded primarily with another Detroit producer/songwriter Mike Terry.
Both albums have been long treasured by loyal and steadfast fans of the group; this reissue, produced by David Nathan of SoulMusic Records, is remastered from original tapes by Donald Cleveland and features notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring and includes quotes from group member Chuck Barksdale specifically for this reissue.