Hits: reloaded CD (2011)

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Label Sanctuary Records Group
SKU 61707013
UPC 060768751729
UPC 14 00060768751729
Format CD
Release Date 12/13/2011
Author Kool And The Gang
Associated Artist/Work Bar-Kays (The)
Associated Artist/Work Brothers Johnson (The)
Associated Artist/Work Kool And The Gang
Technical Info
Engineer Rashad Muhammad; Paul Soulsby; Jules Pyke; Stephen Taylor
Producer Teddy Riley; Khalis Bayyan; George "Funky" Brown; Curtis "Fitz" Williams; Damien Egan; Krunchie; Paul Stoney; Leigh Guest; Andy Whitmore; Jay Kay; Jeremy Harding; Spanner Banner; Teddy Riley; Khalis Bayyan
CatalogID 87517
Lable Name Sanctuary (USA)
Released 09/28/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00060768751729
Musical Guests
Lisa Stansfield
Blu Cantrell
Youssou N'Dour
Angie Stone
Jimmy Cliff
Sean Paul
Spanner Banner
Album Notes and Credits
Kool & the Gang: George Brown (vocals, drums); Charles Smith (guitar); Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Khalis Bayyan, Robert "Kool" Bell.
Personnel: Dennis "D.T." Thomas (vocals, alto saxophone); Khalis Bayyan (vocals, tenor saxophone, keyboards); Skip Martin (vocals, trumpet); George "Funky" Brown (vocals, drums); Shawn McQuiller (vocals); Charles Allen Smith, Richard Mayers, Amir-Salaam Bayyan (guitar); Clifford Adams (trumpet, trombone); Damien Egan, Krunchie, Leigh Guest, Andy Whitmore (keyboards, programming); Curtis "Fitz" Williams (keyboards); Robert "Kool" Bell (bass guitar); Paul Soulsby (programming); Bassey Walker, Lauryn Hill, Tracie Ackerman (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Jamiroquai, Jimmy Cliff, Lisa Stansfield , Angie Stone, Sean Paul, Ashanti, Youssou N'Dour, Blackstreet, Blu Cantrell (vocals); Redman (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: James Loughrey; Leigh Guest; Motivo.
Author: Clifford Brown .
Photographer: Jeff Hyman .
Originally a two-disc set in the U.K., Kool & the Gang's The Hits: Reloaded gets its release in a one-disc edition for America. Gone are the group's collaborations with folks like Beverley Knight, Blazin' Squad, and Atomic Kitten (who turned in a ridiculously fun version of "Ladies Night"). Of course, those aren't names on the tip of most Americans' tongues, but their absence takes a lot of the fun out of the compilation, making it a pleasant but uneventful listen. Redman supplies some good times with his jumpy take on "Jungle Boogie," but he uses a naughty word and Sanctuary has seen fit to edit it out, lessening the song's punch and making it sound fractured. Lisa Stansfield and Ashanti do wonderful jobs on their ballads and Jamiroquai has been itching to sing "Hollywood Swingin'," you can just tell. The Gang accompanies all the artists but a slick studio sheen makes it hard to notice. The best moment on the whole set has to be the loose jam "Jazziacs at the Kool Jazz Caf?," stuck on the end of the disc. It's the band going back to its roots in playing jazz gigs, and a sentimental high point that makes you wish there were more. That would be a great listen, but The Hits: Reloaded is a nice gift for fans anyway, even if it plays it too safe. ~ David Jeffries
Disc 1
1 Jones vs. Jones
2 Jungle Boogie
3 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
4 Hollywood Swingin'
5 Too Hot
6 Ladies Night
7 Cherish
8 No Show
9 Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh, la, la, La)
10 Summer Madness
11 Jazziacs at the Kool Jazz Caf?
Product Attributes
Artist Kool And The Gang
Music Format Compact Disc

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