Togetherness (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 23, 1978
StudioTotal Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
GenreSoul, Funk
ProducerBobby Martin
L.T.D. chronology
Something to Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

Togetherness is the fifth studio album by Los Angeles, California -based band, L.T.D., released in 1978 on the A&M label.

Commercial performance[]

The album peaked at No. 3 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200. The album features the singles "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)", which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 49 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and "We Both Deserve Each Other's Love", which charted at No. 19 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

Track listing[]

Side one
1."Holding On (When Love Is Gone)"Jeffrey Osborne, John T. McGhee3:57
2."We Both Deserve Each Other's Love"Jeffrey Osborne, James Davis3:05
3."Jam"Jake Riley, John T. McGhee4:38
4."You Must Have Known I Needed Love"Len Ron Hanks, Zane Grey3:33
5."Don't Stop Loving Me Now"LeRoy Bell, Casey James3:56
Side two
6."It's Time to Be Real"Jeffrey Osborne, Henry Davis3:28
7."Concentrate on You"Harold Johnson4:45
8."You Fooled Me"Len Ron Hanks, Zane Grey3:14
9."Together Forever"William Osborne, Carle Vickers3:45
10."Let's All Live and Give Together"William Osborne, Jeffrey Osborne4:15


  • Jeffrey Osborne – lead vocals, background vocals, percussion, drums (tracks 2-3, 6-7, 10)
  • Lorenzo Carnegie – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Henry E. Davis – bass, clavinet on "It's Time to Be Real", background vocals
  • James E. Davis – piano, acoustic piano, electric piano, clavinet, celeste, background vocals
  • John T. McGhee – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Abraham J. "Onion" Miller, Jr. – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Billy Osborne – organ, piano, acoustic piano, electric piano, clavinet, percussion, drums on "Together Forever", orchestra bells, background vocals
  • Jake Riley – trombone
  • Carle W. Vickers – trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano saxophone, bass, flute
Guest musicians
  • Benorce Blackmon – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Melvin D. Webb – percussion, drums (tracks 1, 4-5, 8)
  • Paul Shure – string concertmaster



Chart (1978) Peaks
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 18
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3


Year Single Peaks

1978 "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)" 49 1
"We Both Deserve Each Other's Love" 107 19


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Togetherness review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: L". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 1, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c "US Charts > L.T.D." Billboard. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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