1985 Chapter 8 – This Love’s For Real

This Love’s For Real is the second album by the band Chapter 8, released in 1985 on Beverly Glen Records.

Chapter 8 was a Detroit soul group of the 1970s and 1980s formed by Michael J. Powell and David Washington. Anita Baker was featured as lead vocalist on their first, self-titled album on Ariola in 1979, produced by Michael and Derek


1 Don’t Stop Loving Me (Michael J Powell) 05:29
2 How Is It Possible (Michael J Powell) 04:38
3 This Love’s For Real (Valerie Pinkston) 05:18
4 Love Loving You (Vernon Fails) 05:21
5 How Can I Get Next To You (Patrick Moten; Sandra Sully) 05:06
6 Tell Me (Derek Dirckson; Michael J Powell) 05:46
7 It’s My Turn (Gerald Lyles; Vernon Fails) 04:53
8 Don’t You Think It’s Time (Derek Dirckson; Michael J Powell) 04:31


BassFreddie Washington
BassDavid B Washington
Bass (synthesizer)David B Washington
DrumsLeon Chancler
DrumsSteve Ferrone
Drums (programming)Dean Gant
Drums (programming)Rocky Seprino
GuitarMichael J Powell
Acoustic GuitarMichael J Powell
KeyboardsDean Gant
PianoVernon Fails
SynthesizerVernon Fails
ProgrammingDean Gant
ProgrammingPaul Fox
ProgrammingRhett Lawrence
SaxGerald Albright
SaxScott Mayo
SaxCourtlen Hale
HarpAmy Shulman
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsGerald Lyles
VocalsValerie Pinkston

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael J Powell
Producer (Executive) – Otis Smith
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Michael J Powell, Dean Gant
Arranged By (Harp) – David Crawford
Engineer – Barney Perkins
Engineer (Assistant) – Bino Espinoza, Craig Burbidge, Elmer Flores, Fred Law, Keith Seppanen, Mark DeSisto, Paul Ericksen
Mastered By – John Matousek
Mixed By – Barney Perkins, Otis Smith

Art Direction – Ginny Livingston
Photography – Peyton Mitchell, Richard Arrindell, Ron Slenzak

Mastered At Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit
Mixed At Soundcastle
Recorded At Yamaha Research & Development Studio
Recorded At Soundcastle
Phonographic Copyright (p) Beverly Glen Music
Copyright (c) Beverly Glen Music