Album Details

RELEASE
2000
LABEL
Castle Music Ltd.
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Smooth Soul

Album Review

Why Can't We Be Lovers: The Invictus Sessions spans two discs of Holland-Dozier-Holland productions for the group's label, Invictus, where the trio was the driving force and responsible for many of the songs and the overall feel at the label; but their own recordings weren't much like those of 8th Day or Glass House, to name but two hitmakers on Invictus/Hot Wax. They were recorded a few years later, closer to the heyday of disco, and they reflect that genre's influence in their lush, stylish, sexy sounds. This is late night, romantic, mood music, where the sound and feel is more important than the particulars of the song or performance. As such, it's better for background listening (or if considered a treasure trove of samples) than intent listening; which is surprising for such a notable group of songwriters. This may mean that the 28-track collection is primarily a curiosity for serious soul collectors, but at least it's an interesting one.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Why Can't We Be Lovers
  2. Don't Leave Me [Vocal Version]
  3. Don't Leave Me Starving for Your Love, Pt. 1
  4. Don't Leave Me Starving for Your Love, Pt. 2
  5. Enough of Your Love (Can't Get Enough)
  6. Slipping Away
  7. New Breed Kinda Woman
  8. If You Don't Want to Be in My Life
  9. I'm Gonna Hi-jack Ya, Kidnap Ya, Take What I Want (Hijackin')
  10. You Took Me from a World Outside
  11. I'm So Glad, Pt. 1
  12. I'm So Glad, Pt. 2
  13. Super Woman (You Ain't No Ordinary Woman)
  14. Let's Get Together
  15. Don't Stop Playing Our Song
  16. The Picture Will Never Change
  17. Where Did We Go Wrong
  18. Lady by Day
  19. Don't Leave Me [Instrumental]
  20. Why Can't We Be Lovers [Single Version]
  21. Hijackin' [Long Version]
  22. Where Did We Go Wrong [Featuring Eloise Laws]
  23. Slipping Away [Long Version]
  24. Super Woman (You Ain't No Ordinary Woman) [Long Version]
  25. New Breed Kinda Woman [Long Version]
  26. If You Don't Want to Be in My Life [Long Version]
  27. You Took Me from a World Outside [Long Version]
  28. Let's Get Together [Long Version]