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Too Good To Be Forgotten - Best Of (cd edition)
  1. Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)
  2. I Found Sunshine
  3. We Are Neighbours
  4. Troubles A' Comin’
  5. Don't Burn No Bridges - (Jackie Wilson & The Chi-Lites)
  6. (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
  7. The Man & The Woman (The Boy & The Girl)
  8. The Devil Is Doing His Work
  9. Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)
  10. Stoned Out Of My Mind
  11. We Need Order
  12. You Got To Be The One
  13. Here I Am
  14. That's How Long
  15. There'll Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)
  16. It's Time For Love
  17. My First Mistake
  18. Vanishing Love - Single Version
  19. You Don't Have To Go
  20. Too Good To Be Forgotten
  21. Oh Girl
  22. A Letter To Myself
  23. The Coldest Days Of My Life (Pt 1)
  24. Have You Seen Her
  25. A Lonely Man
  26. I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine)
  27. 24 Hours Of Sadness
  28. My Heart Just Keeps On Breakin’
  29. Give It Away
  30. Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was
  31. I Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me) - Single Version
  32. Homely Girl
  33. If I Had A Girl
  34. Happy Being Lonely - Single Version
  35. Heavenly Body - (The Chi-Lites feat. Gene Record)
  36. Me And You - (The Chi-Lites feat. Eugene Record)
  37. Hot On A Thing (Called Love) - (The Chi-Lites feat. Eugene Record)
  38. Changing For You

The Chi Lites

Too Good To Be Forgotten - Best Of (cd edition)

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  • 2cd

    Released: 18th Mar 2022


This 38-track/2CD set covers the period 1969-1983 and includes all of their UK hits, as well as most of their international hits.

The album also features their original version of ‘Troubles A’ Comin’, which was recently released by The Rolling Stones, despite having been recorded in 1979. The collection ends in the hard-to-find early-‘80s UK soul weekender classic ‘Changing For You’, which proved that even in the changing musical landscape, THE CHI-LITES were still a force more than a dozen years after their first charting UK single....and more than 40 years later, with their barn-storming ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’, the intro from which, being famously and expertly sampled by Beyoncé (and featuring Jay-Z), for her worldwide 2003 hit and Transatlantic #1,‘Crazy In Love’. Although they had formed nine years earlier, it was when the Band met record producer Carl Davis in 1968 that they signed a contract with Brunswick Records. They began to achieve commercial recognition and success, with songs predominantly written and composed by band member Eugene Record, who was also their lead singer, although their first charting song, ‘Give It Away’ (US R&B Chart #10) was co-written by Record, with producer Carl Davis. THE CHI-LITES released more than 15 studio albums and registered on the UK chart on nine occasions, with five Top 10 entries, one of them being the Double-A sided reissue ‘Have You Seen Her’/’Oh Girl’. In 1976, THE CHI-LITES switched labels from Brunswick to Mercury and recorded two albums ‘Happy Being Lonely’ (1976) and ‘The Fantastic Chi-Lites’ (1977), before teaming-up again with Carl Davis on his own Chi-Sound records label, to record 1980’s ‘Heavenly Body’ and 1981’s‘Me And You’.