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|Studio album by|
|Released||August 9, 1977|
|Recorded||September 1976 – April 1977|
|Studio||The Power Station (New York City, New York)|
|Producer|| Michael Kunze |
|Sister Sledge chronology|
|Singles from Together|
Together is the second studio album by the American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released on August 9, 1977, by Cotillion Records. The album was the group's first release on the Cotillion label after parting from Atco Records.
Following two unsuccessful non-album singles in 1976 for the sisters, Cotillion paired them up with Silver Convention's Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze in the search for a hit. Although only 4 recordings had initially been planned, Cotillion eventually decided to turn it into a full LP.The sisters flew to Munich to record the album, consisting of 6 Levay/Kunze-compositions of which they had previously recorded "Baby It's the Rain" with Ramona Wulf (1975), "Hands Full of Nothing" with Jerry Rix (1976). "My Favourite Song" had initially been recorded (but never released) by Silver Convention and submitted as one of three choices for their Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry for Germany ("Telegram" was eventually chosen). 3 tunes were contributed by Kathy & Joni Sledge, and finally there were 3 cover versions - 2 Stevie Wonder songs, "As" and "I Was Made to Love Him", and Lee Dorsey's "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley".
"Blockbuster Boy" was the first single released late May 1977prior to the album's release. It could only muster an R&B charting at #61. "Baby, It's The Rain" followed as the second single in November but failed to chart altogether. The sisters would make an appearance on Soul train December 24, 1977, performing "Baby, It's The Rain" and "As" which had been released on a promotional 12" disco single by Atlantic Records.
Disappointed with the continued lack of success, the sisters released another flop single "I've Seen Better Days" in 1978 before teaming up with Chic for their third album, We Are Family .
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