Editors’ Notes There’s a timeless quality to Take Me to the Alley—in the skillfully crafted lyrics that blur the political and personal, the band’s elegant accompaniment, and Gregory Porter's magnetic presence on the mic. He brings gospel-inflected fire to uptempo tracks like “French African Queen," but it’s the immaculate ballads—like the warmly soulful “Don’t Be a Fool” and the touching title track—that are filled with heartbreaking poignancy.

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Holding On
1
5:01
 
Don’t Lose Your Steam
2
3:17
 
Take Me to the Alley
3
5:16
 
Day Dream
4
3:51
 
Consequence of Love
5
3:20
 
In Fashion
6
4:34
 
More Than a Woman
7
3:31
 
In Heaven
8
4:18
 
Insanity
9
5:37
 
Don't Be a Fool
10
4:31
 
Fan the Flames
11
4:12
 
French African Queen
12
3:45
 
Holding On (feat. Kem)
13
4:14
 
Insanity (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
14
5:03
 

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