Here’s why this album should be in your collection!
The Stylistics followed their successful debut album with one that was aptly titled, Round 2. Most of the album’s singles dominated the charts in 1973, although it had been released the previous year.
Producer Thom Bell and his creative partner Linda Creed crafted a masterpiece with support from MFSB, instrumentalists for Bell’s legendary “Philly Soul” sound. Every track on Round 2 became a solid or Top Ten hit single because of broad popularity on pop and/or R&B radio playlists. The crossover hits are “I’m Stone In Love With You,” You’ll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart),” a soaring remake of Dionne Warwick’s hit, and “Break Up To Make Up,” an impassioned plea for reconciliation set to music.
R&B radio stations also played “You’re as Right as Rain,” “Peek-A-Boo,” and “Children of the Night.” It’s been speculated that the song’s haunting message about searching for companionship has darker meanings. But the loneliness it echoes is universal. In 1980, The Jones Girls released a memorable cover version.
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