1978 Tavares – Future Bound

Tavares 1978Future Bound is the sixth album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, and the third and last to be produced by Freddie Perren, released in 1978 on the Capitol label. Critical reaction, whilst generally positive, tends to the view that Future Bound is one of the group’s more lightweight albums. The album includes Tavares’ version of the Bee Gees’ “More Than a Woman”, which had been featured in a memorable sequence of the box-office phenomenon Saturday Night Fever and had already been available on the soundtrack album of the film for several months prior to the release of Future Bound. “More Than a Woman” had peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, but no other single from the album registered on that chart (although “The Ghost of Love” in its edited version was a top 30 hit in the United Kingdom).

Future Bound also fell short of the top 100 albums chart.


The Ghost Of Love (Keni St Lewis) 6:00
2  Timber (Keni St Lewis) 5:20
3  We’Re Both Ready For Love (Keni St Lewis; Freddie Perren) 3:39
4  All I See Is You (Gino Cunico; Harvey Scales; Scott Harralson) 3:22
5  Slow Train To Paradise (David Callens; Ed Villareal; Lucy Garber) 4:59
6  Honey Can I (Len Ron Hanks; Zane Grey) 3:35
7  More Than A Woman (Barry Gibb; Robin Gibb; Maurice Gibb) 3:25
8  Feel So Good (Butch Tavares) 4:18


BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarBob Bowles
GuitarJim Nau
HarpsichordFreddie Perren
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerFreddie Perren
VibraphoneFreddie Perren

Liner Notes

Producer – Freddie Perren
Producer (Executive) – Larkin Arnold
Arranged By (Horns) – Sam Brown III (Tracks 1, 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Quinn Harris (Tracks 2, 3, 6)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Wade Marcus (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Freddie Perren (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Sam Brown III (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Nau, Tyrone Williams
Engineer (Recording) – Art Stewart, Larry Miles, Steve Pouliot
Engineer (Technical) – Barry Steinpress
Remix – Steve Pouliot

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Illustration – Philip Garris
Photography By – Mario Algaze

Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Philip Garris
Produced For – Grand Slam Productions
Recorded At – Mom & Pop’s Company Store
Remixed At – Mom & Pop’s Company Store
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Record Company – Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc.