<—– Look! Here is a picture of a generic record sleeve with my copy of the Commodores’ Nightshift. This is one of those occasional nuggets in my collection. It’s a moment of genuine class and, penned by Orange / Lambert / Golde, the song was the group’s first hit after the departure of Lionel Richie. It peaked in the UK singles chart at number 3 during its 14 week stay in the Spring of 1985.
The song is a ballad, written to the memory of Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson. It is the title track of the group’s album of the same year, which it almost single-handedly dragged to number 13 in the UK album chart.