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 03:33
2 04:04
3 04:27
4 03:35
5 04:11
6 04:04
7 03:58
8 04:04
9 03:18
10 04:42
11 04:16
12 04:10
13 04:29
14 04:04
15 04:22
16 03:37
17 04:52
18 04:52
19 04:45
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