Hard Core PoetryDigitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1974 album. After the brothers Tavares signed to Capitol Records in 1974, they experienced immediate success with their debut LP, Check It Out. However, it was the follow-up, the much-treasured Hard Core Poetry, that set the group up for a row of hits that established them as solid hitmakers. Produced by the team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, (just coming off success with The Four Tops), Hard Core Poetry (a Top 20 R&B charted album) gave the New Bedford, Massachusetts family group the first of three #1 U.S. R&B hits in the form of 1974"s "She"s Gone," a song written and originally recorded by Philly blue-eyed soul duo, Hall & Oates. The album also included two other major hits for Tavares, the up-tempo "Too Late" (#10 R&B) and "Remember What I Told You To Forget" (#4 R&B/#25 pop), a song that had originally been cut by The Four Tops. The flipside of that single, "My Ship" also achieved significant club airplay reaching #13 on Billboard"s Disco charts.