The Gap Band

Ultimate Collection

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This 19-track collection does come very close to fulfilling its promise of delivering the Ultimate Collection, delivering all the group's big hits -- "Shake," "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)," "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops up Side Your Head)," "Early in the Morning," "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" -- as it stretches through all of the Gap Band's recordings for Mercury/Total. In some ways, it might stretch a little bit too far, as it extends all the way into two 1990 tracks, but as a relatively comprehensive, far-reaching retrospective of the band at its peak, this fills the bill (plus, it's topped off by nice packaging and good notes by Sean Ross).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:33
2 4:04
3 4:27
4 3:35
5 4:11
6 4:04
7 3:58
8 4:04
9 3:18
10 4:42
11 4:16
12 4:10
13 4:29
14 4:04
15 4:22
16 3:37
17 4:52
18 4:52
19 4:45
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