The Concept

The Concept is the third album by the American funk band Slave, released in 1978. The album reached number eleven on Billboard's Top Soul Albums chart. This was the band's first album to feature Steve Arrington and Starleana Young on vocals.

The Concept
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1978
Recorded1978 Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
GenreSoul funk
LabelCotillion Records
ProducerJeff Dixon
Slave chronology
The Hardness of the World
The Concept
Just a Touch of Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Stellar Fungk" (8:43)
  2. "The Way You Love Is Heaven" (4:33)
  3. "Thank You Lord" (1:31)
  4. "Drac Is Back" (3:59)
  5. "We've Got Your Party" (4:49)
  6. "Just Freak" (7:56)
  7. "Coming Soon" (6:20)


Chart (1978) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 78
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 11


Year Single Chart positions[4]
1978 "Stellar Fungk" 14

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. Slave: The Concept > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via
  3. ^ a b "Slave US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  4. ^ "Slave US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-08-30.