As prolific as Tavares was during the latter half of the '70s and the early half of the '80s, its compilations outnumber its proper studio albums. It's nearly impossible to consider all of the band's compilations without getting cross-eyed and confused, but Capitol Gold: The Best of Tavares -- released in 1996 -- remained the best of the crop through 2002. The group had a remarkable run during the late '70s; "Check It Out," "Don't Take Away the Music," "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel," "It Only Takes a Minute," "Never Had a Love Like This Before," "Remember What I Told You to Forget," "She's Gone," "That's the Sound That Lonely Makes," "Too Late," and "Whodunit" scaled the Top Ten of one Billboard chart or another (usually the black singles chart). Every one of those songs can be found here, and so can lower-charting singles and some scattered album tracks.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman