The Three Degrees

When Will I See You Again

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Newly signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International Records in 1973, the Three Degrees first performed the smooth Philly soul ballad "When Will I See You Again" at the Tokyo Music Festival that summer. Released overseas as a single by CBS Records, the record became a huge hit in Japan and other countries with the group becoming a top concert act. Written and produced by Gamble & Huff, "When Will I See You Again" became a huge hit in the group's native U.S., selling more than two million copies, while going to number four R&B, number two pop, and number one adult contemporary in late 1974. But the group faced the same paradox that they had with their other biggest hit, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)"; due to pre-existing concert agreements, they were out of the country performing when the record was at its commercial zenith and weren't to capitalize on its success. Their sensational PIR debut LP, The Three Degrees, also included the huge disco hits "Dirty Ol' Man" and "I Didn't Know."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Three Degrees 1973 BBR 3:00
The Three Degrees Live 1975 Edsel / Philadelphia International 4:47
No Image 1978 Embassy
No Image 1980
No Image 1984 RCA Camden Classics / Sony Music Distribution 2:37
Soul Hits of the '70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind!, Vols. 1-15 Sampler 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 2 1992
Various Artists
Original Sound Entertainment 2:58
Heart Full of Soul [Dino] 1993
Various Artists
Dino Entertainment 2:35
Disco Fever [Dominion] 1993
Various Artists
Dominion 2:57
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:00
The Very Best of the Three Degrees [Sony] 1994 Sony BMG 3:02
Soul Love [Stardust] 1994
Various Artists
Beacon Records
Ladies First, Vol. 2 1994
Various Artists
Mastertone
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Priority
Three Degrees and Friends 1995 2:58
Great 1995 Goldies 2:57
Nightfever 1995
Various Artists
Global TV
From Philly with Love: Rhythm and Soul 1995
Various Artists
Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 2:58
The No. 1 Love Album 1996
Various Artists
Music Club Deluxe 2:56
Best of Soul [Boxsets 1996] 1996
Various Artists
Boxsets 3:05
No Image 1996
Various Artists
Goldies
Dance Floor Divas: The 70s 1996
Various Artists
Rhino 3:01
The Best of the Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again 1996 Sbme Special Mkts. 2:59
25 Years of Number 1 Hits, Vol. 3 1996
Various Artists
Connoisseur
No Image 1996
Various Artists
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Columbia 2:59
Great R&B Female Groups: The Hits of the 60's 1997
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:57
The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976) 1997
Various Artists
Epic/Legacy 2:58
The Women of Soul  [1997] 1997
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:58
Rock 'N Roll Relix: 1974-1975 1997
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 3:00
Rock 'N Roll Relix: 1970-1978 1997
Various Artists
BCI-Eclipse Distribution / Eclipse Music Group 2:58
No Image 1997
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:01
Greatest Hits Remixes 1998 Hot Productions 6:39
Turnin' Up the Heat 1998 Collectables 3:00
Soul Legends: The Classic Collections of Sweet Soul 1998
Various Artists
Master 2:54
Funk Fest 1998
Various Artists
Riviere International Records 2:52
No. 1 Classic Pop Album 1998
Various Artists
Polygram 2:58
Pure Disco, Vol. 3 1998
Various Artists
Polydor 2:58
Disco Hits [Hallmark] 1998
Various Artists
Hallmark Recordings 2:52
Solid Gold Soul: Classic Soul 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Time/Life Music 3:01
The Very Best of the Three Degrees [Waxworks] 1998 Wax Works 2:42
Soft Love 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 4:41
Most Beautiful Melodies of the Century: Just the Way 1999
Various Artists
Inspired Distribution 2:41
Soundtracks of Love: Hooked on a Feeling 1999
Various Artists
Unison 2:40
That '70s Show Presents That '70s Album: Jammin' 1999
Various Artists
Volcano Records 3:01
Best of the Best: 70's Pop & Rock, Vol. 2 1999
Various Artists
Primary Colors 2:42
Sounds of the 70's [Global TV] 1999
Various Artists
Global TV 2:49
20th Century Disco 1999
Various Artists
Insight (3)
Soft Love, Vol. 5 2000
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 2:58
Heart of Soul [Polygram] 2000
Various Artists
Prime Cuts 3:05
Legends of Music: Soul of the 70s, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Legends of Music Collection 3:00
Soul Hits of the 70's [Sony] 2000
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:00
Soul Greats 2000
Various Artists
Goldies 2:55
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1974 2000
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:02
When Will I See You Again 2001
Various Artists
Legacy 3:05
Old School Love Songs [Box Set] 2001
Various Artists
Thump Records 2:56
Back to Black: 1900-1999 2001
Various Artists
Universal International 2:36
Blues & Soul, Vol. 4: 1974-1975 2001
Various Artists
Connoisseur 2:59
Disco Fever [Universal] 2001
Various Artists
MSI Music Distribution
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: Great Soul Ballads 2001
Various Artists
Goldies 2:56
The Sound of Philadelphia [Goldies] 2001
Various Artists
Goldies 2:53
Dick Clark's #1's: 50's to 70's "When AM Radio Was King" 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
70's Pop Hits 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:58
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1970-1974 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:02
Can You Dig It? The '70s Soul Experience 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
The Sound of Philadelphia [Movie Play] 2001
Various Artists
Double Platinum 2:56
All Music Guide: Super Soul Singles 2001
Various Artists
All Music Guide / Medalist Entertainment 3:00
Love Unlimited 2001
Various Artists
Telstar TV Records 2:35
The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '70s, Vol. 2 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 3:00
Greatest Hits [Goldies] 2002 Goldies 2:54
Jukebox Hits of the '70s [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:00
All the Hits Plus More 2002 Prestige Elite Records (Japan) 2:44
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:00
Super Hits 2002 Legacy / Epic/Legacy 2:59
No Image 2002
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:36
Philly Super Soul Hits 2002
Various Artists
Sbme Special Mkts. 2:57
1975: Where Were You? 2002
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
Soul Hits of the '70s [Sony Box Set] 2002
Various Artists
Immediate 3:02
Best of the Three Degress [BMG Japan] 2002 Ariola
Great Ladies of Rock & Roll: The '70s 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 2:59
The Seventies: A Decade to Remember [K-Tel] 2002
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:35
Soul Party [Prestige Elite] 2002
Various Artists
Prestige Elite Records (Japan) 2:43
The Definitive Love Collection [K-Tel UK] 2002
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:36
Rhythm, Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B [WQED] 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution / Shout! Factory 2:59
Friends Reunited: 42 Classroom Classics from the 80's 2003
Various Artists
Universal International 2:58
Rhythm, Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B [Shout] 2003
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 2:59
Disco Queens 2003
Various Artists
Golden Stars 2:54
Rhythm and Blues Hits 2003
Various Artists
BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 2:55
1970s Skool Days 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:38
The Ultimate Soul Collection, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
WEA International 3:00
The D.I.S.C.O. Album 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:00
Sounds of Philadelphia 2003 Fabulous 2:57
Elite Divas 2003
Various Artists
Import 3:01
Only You [K-Tel UK] 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:42
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:00
Oldies: Forever Young 2004
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:36
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Sony BMG
Super 70's, Vol 2: The Return 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:37
Keep the Soul Alive 2004
Various Artists
Golden Stars
70's Soul Sessions 2004
Various Artists
Sessions Records 2:59
Love Dreams: 20 Sexy and Moody Love Songs 2004
Various Artists
Newsound 2000
Seventies Hit Collection 2004
Various Artists
United Audio Entertainment 2:42
Pure Soul [Crimson] 2004
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:57
No Image 2005 Legacy 2:44
Love Songs [Universal International] 2005
Various Artists
Disky 2:40
Mega Disco Collection 2005
Various Artists
BR Music 2:54
Classic Soul Ballads 2005
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:59
Ultimate 70s Pop 2005
Various Artists
Bmg Tv 2:36
Smooth Summer Soul 2005
Various Artists
Sony BMG 2:59
No Image 2005
Various Artists
Horizon 2:56
Absolutely the Best of the 70's, Vol. 2 2005
Various Artists
Fuel 2000 2:59
100 Hits of the 70s [mp3] 2005
Various Artists
Disky
Greetings from Philly 2005
Various Artists
American Beat Records 3:00
Pure 70s Party 2005
Various Artists
Apace 2:44
Timeless Soul Ballads, Vol. 2 2005
Various Artists
Rex Recording 3:00
Love Songs: 40 No. 1 Songs 2005
Various Artists
Musicpro
70s Music Explosion: Miracles 2005
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:59
Classic 70s Soul: The Definitive Rhythm And Blues Collection [KRB] 2006
Various Artists
KRB Music 2:44
Just One Look 2006
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:43
Bringing On Back The Good Times 2006
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
The Sound of Philadelphia Live & Loud in Concert 2006
Various Artists
Liquid 8 3:03
Slow Tunes: Timeless Soul Ballads 2006
Various Artists
Golden Stars 2:51
Ultimate Disco [Madacy] 2006
Various Artists
Madacy 2:57
Collections [Australian Import] 2006 Legacy 2:59
Guinness Book of Hit Singles: Ultimate 70's No. 1's 2006
Various Artists
BMG / Sony BMG 3:00
K-Tel Presents: Groove Machine 2006
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:54
Divine Goddesses: Music with a Twist 2006
Various Artists
Deluxe Holland 2:52
Soul Legends [Canada Import] 2006
Various Artists
Ground Floor 2:42
Wedding Party 2006
Various Artists
Sony BMG / X5 2:43
30 Top Doo Wop Songs 2006
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:59
Body + Soul: Battle of the Groups: The Ladies 2006
Various Artists
Time/Life Music / Warner Bros. 3:43
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Greatest Ever! Seventies 2007
Various Artists
Greatest Ever
Disco Fever, Vol. 1-4 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
No. 1 Woman Album 2007
Various Artists
Music Club Deluxe 2:56
Greatest Ever! Smooth: The Definitive Collection 2007
Various Artists
Greatest Ever / Union Square Music
Dirty Old Man 2007 Lt Series
Classic Soul Ballads [Time Life Box Set] 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
Love and Affection 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG
The Heart of Soul [Circuit City Exclusive] 2008
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:58
The Sound of Philadelphia: Gamble & Huff's Greatest Hits 2008
Various Artists
Legacy / Philadelphia International/EMI / Philadelphia/Legacy 2:59
No Image 2008
Various Artists
sbc
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Cheap O Lata / WG Productions
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:01
The Ultimate Collection 100 Hits: Seventies 2008
Various Artists
Union Square Music 2:35
Great Seventies Collection 2008
Various Artists
Red X
Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia 2008
Various Artists
Legacy / SMG 2:58
Gold Tin Box Collection: Greatest Love Songs 2008
Various Artists
sbc / Sony Music Entertainment 2:58
Jackie: The Album, Vol. 2 2008
Various Artists
Virgin 2:35
Romancing the 70s: Precious and Few 2008
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
The Pop Years: 1974-1975 2009
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:00
The Best Year of My Life: 1974 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music
Sweet Soul of the '70s: The Sound of Philadelphia 2009
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:58
Essential: Summer Breeze 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:38
101 Barbecue Songs 2010
Various Artists
EMI 2:37
The  Pop Years: The 70s 2010
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:00
Romancing the '70s 2010
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:00
Las 50 Grandes Canciones de Universal 92.1 FM Stereo 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:00
Sweet Soul of the '70s [Time Life] 2011
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:58
Pure... Soul 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:37
100 Essential Tracks: Love Songs
Various Artists
Sony Music
101 Most Beloved Pop Masterpieces
Various Artists
Warner Strategic Marketing 2:57
1974: A Time To Remember The Classic Years
Various Artists
Tabak 2:37
70s R&B Classics [2011]
Various Artists
Sonoma Entertainment 2:35
No Image
Various Artists
X5 2:43
Essential: Cool Cats
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:39
Greatest Ever Summer Love
Various Artists
Greatest Ever
Sonido Filadelfia
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind!, Vol. 14
Various Artists
Rhino 3:02
The  Old Gold Collection: 70's Number Ones, Vol. 1
Various Artists
OldGold
The  Power of Love [Sony]
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
The Seventies: A Decade to Remember [K-Tel UK]
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:36
Top of the Pops 1967-2001
Various Artists
ZYX Music
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