8th Day

I Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely)

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While not as arresting as their debut LP, this is still a keeper, if you can find a copy. It contains "Good Book," a solo release by Melvin Davis (who obviously was a member -- why else would Invictus stick his single releases on the 8th Day's albums?). The title track's a good Holland Dozier production, driven by a shuffling, soul-drenched rhythm. Two gospel songs are also featured: "Faith Is the Answer" (written by Davis) and "Heaven Is There to Guide Us" (also recorded by the Glass House). A compilation CD of the 8th Day's best efforts is available on Fantasy Records.

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