Ultimate Collection

The Gap Band

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Ultimate Collection Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Gap Band 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
2 The Gap Band 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
3 The Gap Band 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Gap Band 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Gap Band 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
6 The Gap Band 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
7 The Gap Band 03:58 SpotifyAmazon
8 The Gap Band 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Gap Band 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
10 The Gap Band 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
11 The Gap Band 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
12 The Gap Band 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
13 The Gap Band 04:29 SpotifyAmazon
14 The Gap Band 04:04 SpotifyAmazon
15 The Gap Band 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Gap Band 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Gap Band 04:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 The Gap Band 04:52 SpotifyAmazon
19 The Gap Band 04:45 SpotifyAmazon
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