1980 Tavares – Supercharged

Supercharged is the eighth album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, produced by David Foster, Benjamin Wright and Bobby Colomby (former drummer of the rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears), and released in 1980 on the Capitol label. Supercharged is similar in style to the group’s previous album Madam Butterfly, and although not as highly regarded at its predecessor, critical reaction is generally positive. Lead single “Bad Times” reached the R&B top 10 and #47 on the pop chart, the group’s first showing on that chart since “More Than a Woman” in 1977. Supercharged made #20 on the R&B chart and #75 on the pop chart.

Tracks

1  Bad Times (Gerard McMahon) 7:01
2  We Both Tried (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 4:05
3  Can’t get Enough (Benjamin Wright, Kathy Wakefield, Tony Coleman) 3:51
4  Why Can’t We Fall In Love (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Deniece Williams) 3:57
5  I Can’t Go On Living Without You (Benjamin Wright) 5:07
6  I Don’t Want You Anymore (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 3:55
7  Paradise (Teddy Randazzo) 4:48
8  Got To Have Your Love (Angelo Richards, Patrick Henderson) 3:39

Media

Musicians

1 Bad Times

Bass David Shields
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Paul Jackson
Guitar Tim May
Piano Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Steve George
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Kim Hutchcroft
Horn Larry Hall
Horn Larry Williams
Sax Pete Christlieb


2 We Both Tried

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Lew McCreary


3 Can’t Get Enough

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar David Williams
Keyboards John Barnes
Synthesizer Jim Hirsen
Percussion Eddie Brown
Percussion Frederick Walker


4 Why Can’t We Fall In Love

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar David Williams
Keyboards John Barnes
Synthesizer Jim Hirsen
Percussion Eddie Brown
Percussion Frederick Walker


5 I Can’t Go On Living Without You

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar David Williams
Keyboards John Barnes
Synthesizer Jim Hirsen
Percussion Eddie Brown
Percussion Frederick Walker


6 I Don’t Want You Anymore

Bass David Shields
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Bill Champlin
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion Paul Lani


7 Paradise

Bass David Shields
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Paul Jackson
Piano Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Steve George
Percussion Bobby Colomby
Percussion Ed Mann


8 Got To Have Your Love

Bass David Shields
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Paul Jackson
Piano Patrick Henderson
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Kim Hutchcroft
Horn Larry Hall
Horn Larry Williams
Percussion Bobby Colomby

Other Musicians

Cello – Albert Gill, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Miguel Martinez, Ronald Cooper (Tracks 1,2,4,5)
French Horn – Art Maebe, Brian O’Connor, Henry Sigismonti (Tracks 1,2)
Trombone – Donald Cook, Garnett Brown, Maurice Spears, George Bohanon (Tracks 3,4,5)
Viola – Brenton Banks, Laury Woods, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale (Tracks 1,2)
Violin – Gina Kronstadt, Harris Goldman, Henry Roth, Jerome Reisler, Mark Cagill, Pam Gates, Patrick Morgan (Tracks 1,2)

Liner Notes

Producer – Benjamin Wright (Tracks 3,4,5), Bobby Colomby (Tracks 1,7,8), David Foster (Tracks 2,6)
Executive-Producer – Bobby Colomby
Engineer (Mixing) – Benjamin Wright (Tracks 3,4,5), Bobby Colomby (Tracks 1,2,7,8), F. Byron Clark (Tracks 3,4,5), Michael Verdick (Tracks 1,2,7,8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2,8)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dale Oehler (Track 7)
Engineer (Additional) – Mike Linett, Rick Ruggieri (Track 2,6)
Engineer (Recording, Mixing) – Humberto Gatica (Track 2,6)
Concertmaster – Janice Gower (Tracks 1,3,4,5,7)
Contractor (Strings) – Jo Anne Swenson (Tracks 1,3,4,5,7)
Orchestrated By – Dale Oehler (Track 1)Engineer (Recording) – Charles Faris (Tracks 1,7,8), David Cole (4) (Tracks 1,7,8), Don Henderson (Tracks 1,7 ,8), F. Byron Clark (Tracks 2,6), Michael Verdick (Tracks 1,7,8)
Management (Direction, Personal Management) – Brian Panella

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Illustration – Shusei Nagaoka
Photography By – Charles William Bush

Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.