- Released: March 27, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Brunswick Records
Living Blues - 11-12/00, p.91
"...The tender across-the-board chart-topper 'Oh Girl', 'The coldest Day Of My Life', and the anguished title track were hits, all bearing the imprimatur of lead singer Eugene Record..."
- 1.Oh Girl
- 2.Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man
- 3.Love Is
- 4.Being In Love
- 5.A Lonely Man
- 6.The Man And The Woman (The Boy And The Girl)
- 7.Ain't Too Much Of Nothin'
- 8.Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
- 9.The Coldest Days Of My Life
- 10.Oh Girl (Unreleased Version From <i>The Flip Wilson Show</i>)
Arrangers: Eugene Record; Tom-Tom Washington.
Behind the talents of Eugene Record, the Chi-Lites presented an impeccable album featuring one gem after another. Not losing any steam from their previous album, the Chi-Lites plugged another number one song, the universally appealing "Oh Girl," which also claimed the number one spot on the pop charts. "Coldest Days of My Life" came with a placid arrangement and peaked at number eight, and "Lonely Man" was a humble extension of "Have You Seen Her." From the testimonial "Living in the Footsteps of Another Man" to the mid-tempo "Being in Love" to the ballad "Love Is," the Chi-Lites were flawless with this effort. Record is masterful with his articulation of the lyric; he stays in control of his vocals. His penmanship is phenomenal and his production skills are irreproachable. The only socially charged number is a remake of the Marvin Gaye classic "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," and it's done with skillful execution. ~ Craig Lytle