|To Whom It May Concern|
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|The Pasadenas chronology|
|Singles from To Whom It May Concern|
To Whom It May Concern is the debut album by the British R&B/pop group the Pasadenas, released in 1988.The album contains three UK top 40 hits: "Tribute (Right On)" (No. 5), "Riding on a Train" (No. 13), and "Enchanted Lady" (No. 31). "Tribute (Right On)" also reached No. 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Spin called the album "less tightly footnoted than the Fine Young Cannibals, but also less charismatic."The Washington Post wrote: "A smooth, pleasant but not especially involving pop-soul platter, this is zipless funk, airbrushed for maximum crossover potential. As with much Britsoul, this is less soul music than it is music about soul music." The New York Times wrote that it "harks back to ultrasmooth vocal-harmony groups of the 70's like the Spinners and Earth, Wind and Fire, but lacks memorable melodies."
|2.||"Living in the Footsteps of Another Man"||3:44|
|5.||"Riding on a Train"||The Pasadenas||5:20|
|6.||"Give a Little Peace"||4:19|
|7.||"Tribute (Right On)"||5:10|
|8.||"I Really Miss You"||4:38|
|9.||"Justice for the World"||5:44|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||149|
|UK Albums Chart||3|
|US Billboard 200||89|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||49|
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