Gold CD (2005)

Artist: Rick James

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63948899
UPC 602498642757
UPC 14 00602498642757
Format CD
Release Date 3/1/2005
Links
Author Rick James
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Pure Funk
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Strip Jointz
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Millennium Collection
Compilation Appearance Party Starter Level 1-The Classics
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1970s Millennium Collection
Compilation Appearance Motown Remixed
Compilation Appearance Little Miss Sunshine
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance 80S Soul Gold 0906
Compilation Appearance Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Old School Vol 9
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Motown
Compilation Appearance Motown 50 Fanthology
Compilation Appearance Original Album Series
Compilation Appearance Old School Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Compilation Appearance Anthology
Compilation Appearance Old School Volume 10
Compilation Appearance Old School 6
Associated Artist/Work Smooth Jazz All Stars
Associated Artist/Work The Smooth Jazz All Stars
Technical Info
Producer Harry Weinger (Compilation)
CatalogID 0003608
Lable Name Motown
Released 03/01/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498642757
Musical Guests
Teena Marie
The Temptations
Smokey Robinson
Roxanne Shante
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ricky James (vocals, guitar); Teena Marie, Smokey Robinson (vocals); Roxanne Shant? (rap vocals).
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Of the many Rick James hits compilations available, GOLD is one of the best. James was the flagship artist at Motown throughout the late 1970s and '80s, keeping the sound of the label vital and contemporary long after the heyday of the Temptations and Smokey Robinson. Over the course of two discs and 22 tracks, GOLD surveys the length of James's Motown tenure, extending all the way up to 1988's "Loosey's Rap" (featuring Roxanne Shante), and representing the performer's mix of classic R&B, disco-inflected dance-floor anthems, '80s electro-groove, and hard party funk.
Like the best Motown artists, James had an outstanding ear as an arranger and producer. His songs feature roiling beds of rhythm, burbling synthesizers, sharp horn charts, swirling strings, and unfolding choruses of male and female backup singers. The biggest hits--"You and I" (James's first single), the exuberant "Give It to Me Baby," and the irrepressible "Super Freak (Part 1)," his signature song--are here. However, the set is also packed with other gems, including collaborations with Smokey Robinson ("Ebony Eyes"), the Temptations ("Standing on the Top [Part 1]"), and Teena Marie ("Fire and Desire"). GOLD works perfectly as a retrospective, and as a top-notch sampler of this funk icon's work. (Note: Motown's 28-track ANTHOLOGY collection features most of GOLD's selections.)
Disc 1
1 You And I,Dance Wit' Me (Part 1)
2 Mary Jane,Standing on the Top (Part 1) - (12" version, featuring Rick James)
3 Bustin' Out - (single edit),Hard To Get
4 Fire It Up,She Blew My Mind (69 Times)
5 Love Gun - (single edit),U Bring The Freak Out
6 Come Into My Life (Part 1),Cold Blooded
7 Big Time - (single edit),Ebony Eyes - (featuring Smokey Robinson)
8 Give It To Me Baby,17 - (single version)
9 Super Freak (Part 1),Can't Stop - (single edit)
10 Fire and Desire - (featuring Teena Marie),Glow - (single edit)
11 Moon Child
12 Loosey's Rap - (featuring Roxanne Shant?)
Disc 2
1 You And I,Dance Wit' Me (Part 1)
2 Mary Jane,Standing on the Top (Part 1) - (12" version, featuring Rick James)
3 Bustin' Out - (single edit),Hard To Get
4 Fire It Up,She Blew My Mind (69 Times)
5 Love Gun - (single edit),U Bring The Freak Out
6 Come Into My Life (Part 1),Cold Blooded
7 Big Time - (single edit),Ebony Eyes - (featuring Smokey Robinson)
8 Give It To Me Baby,17 - (single version)
9 Super Freak (Part 1),Can't Stop - (single edit)
10 Fire and Desire - (featuring Teena Marie),Glow - (single edit)
11 Moon Child
12 Loosey's Rap - (featuring Roxanne Shant?)
Product Attributes
Artist James,Rick
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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