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Kool & the Gang are one of the most sampled Bands in music history. From their roots in the mid-late '60s and a mixture of jazz and soul, funk and rock, R&B/Pop through the '70s, they appeared on the soundtrack; 1977's "Saturday Night Fever". With disco taking hold of the charts worldwide, an inspired change of direction brought in a recognised lead vocalist in James "J.T." Taylor and Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato to the fold, with him signing-up to produce their next four albums. The title track from 1979's "Ladies Night", gave Kool & the Gang their first UK chart hit, peaking at #9. It started a run with the band in the UK Singles chart every year until 1986, spending more than 200 weeks there. 1980's "Celebrate!" spawned three singles, including the anthem 'Celebration', which became a worldwide multi-million selling single. "Something Special" was released in 1981 and contained one of the all-time enduring pop records; 'Get Down On It' reached #3 in the UK Singles chart. A worldwide million-seller, which has since been streamed more than ¼ Billion times! "As One" was the final Deodato- produced album, with three UK chart hits, including 'Big Fun' and 'Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin)', with the emphasis in the title name switched around. 'Hi de Hi, Hi de Ho' was released in late-1982, giving them another hit single, which also graced "Twice As Kool" in May 1983; a UK Top 5 Album. "In The Heart" was released in December 1983. 'Straight Ahead' was the first of three Top 20 Singles, with '(When You Say You Love Somebody) In The Heart' and 'Joanna' reaching the Top 10, the latter becoming their highest charting UK Single, reaching #2. In 1984, 'Fresh' was released ahead of it's parent album "Emergency" giving the band two chart entries in December 1984, with them also appearing on the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Released in 1986, "Forever" included two US Top 10 hits: 'Victory' and 'Stone Love'. Three more singles charted, 'Holiday' (R&B), 'Special Way' (Adult Contemporary) and 'Peacemaker' (#20 in New Zealand). "Sweat" was released in 1989 with a slightly changed line-up and a multi-producer album. Both 'Raindrops' and 'Never Give Up' appeared on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. "The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989" is the second of two box sets that cover the Band's first 20 years, starting with 1979's "Ladies Night", up to and including "Sweat", as well as three extra discs in "7" Singles Selection" and "12" Singles Selection #1 and #2", which also contains non-album tracks. The set contains 105 tracks across 11 CDs, including 18 UK Top 30 hits and 7 Top Tens. Kool & the Gang's place in music history is ensured with a joyful and vibrant legacy for generations of fans and music lovers to enjoy.
Kool & the Gang are one of the most sampled Bands in music history. From their roots in the mid-late '60s and a mixture of jazz and soul, funk and rock, R&B/Pop through the '70s, they appeared on the soundtrack; 1977's "Saturday Night Fever". With disco taking hold of the charts worldwide, an inspired change of direction brought in a recognised lead vocalist in James "J.T." Taylor and Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato to the fold, with him signing-up to produce their next four albums. The title track from 1979's "Ladies Night", gave Kool & the Gang their first UK chart hit, peaking at #9. It started a run with the band in the UK Singles chart every year until 1986, spending more than 200 weeks there. 1980's "Celebrate!" spawned three singles, including the anthem 'Celebration', which became a worldwide multi-million selling single. "Something Special" was released in 1981 and contained one of the all-time enduring pop records; 'Get Down On It' reached #3 in the UK Singles chart. A worldwide million-seller, which has since been streamed more than ¼ Billion times! "As One" was the final Deodato- produced album, with three UK chart hits, including 'Big Fun' and 'Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin)', with the emphasis in the title name switched around. 'Hi de Hi, Hi de Ho' was released in late-1982, giving them another hit single, which also graced "Twice As Kool" in May 1983; a UK Top 5 Album. "In The Heart" was released in December 1983. 'Straight Ahead' was the first of three Top 20 Singles, with '(When You Say You Love Somebody) In The Heart' and 'Joanna' reaching the Top 10, the latter becoming their highest charting UK Single, reaching #2. In 1984, 'Fresh' was released ahead of it's parent album "Emergency" giving the band two chart entries in December 1984, with them also appearing on the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Released in 1986, "Forever" included two US Top 10 hits: 'Victory' and 'Stone Love'. Three more singles charted, 'Holiday' (R&B), 'Special Way' (Adult Contemporary) and 'Peacemaker' (#20 in New Zealand). "Sweat" was released in 1989 with a slightly changed line-up and a multi-producer album. Both 'Raindrops' and 'Never Give Up' appeared on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. "The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989" is the second of two box sets that cover the Band's first 20 years, starting with 1979's "Ladies Night", up to and including "Sweat", as well as three extra discs in "7" Singles Selection" and "12" Singles Selection #1 and #2", which also contains non-album tracks. The set contains 105 tracks across 11 CDs, including 18 UK Top 30 hits and 7 Top Tens. Kool & the Gang's place in music history is ensured with a joyful and vibrant legacy for generations of fans and music lovers to enjoy.
740155730338
Albums Vol. 2 (1979-1989) (Box) (Uk)
Artist: Kool & The Gang
Format: CD
New: Available $139.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Ladies' Night
2. Got You Into My Life
3. If You Feel Like Dancin'
4. Hangin' Out
5. Tonight's the Night
6. Too Hot
7. Celebration
8. Jones Vs. Jones
9. Take It to the Top
10. Morning Star
11. Love Festival
12. Just Friends
13. Night People
14. Love Affair
15. Steppin' Out
16. Good Time Tonight
17. Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
18. Be My Lady
19. Get Down on It
20. Pass It on
21. Stand Up and Sing
22. No Show
23. Street Kids
24. Big Fun
25. As One
26. Hi de Hi, Hi de Ho
27. Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh, la, la, la)
28. Pretty Baby
29. Think It Over
30. In the Heart
31. Joanna
32. Tonight
33. Rollin'
34. Place for Us
35. Straight Ahead
36. Home Is Where the Heart Is
37. You Can Do It
38. September Love
39. Emergency
40. Fresh
41. Misled
42. Cherish
43. Surrender
44. Bad Woman
45. You Are the One
46. Victory
47. I.B.M.C
48. Stone Love
49. Forever
50. Holiday
51. Peacemaker
52. Broadway
53. Special Way
54. God's Country
55. I Sweat
56. This Is What a Love Can Do
57. Never Give Up
58. You Got My Heart on Fire
59. Someday
60. Raindrops
61. In Your Company
62. I'll Follow You Anywhere
63. All She Wants to Do Is Dance
64. How Can I Get Close to You
65. You Are the Meaning of Friend
66. Ladies' Night (7" Version)
67. Too Hot (7" Version)
68. Celebration (7" Version)
69. Jones Vs. Jones (7" Version)
70. Take It to the Top (7" Version)
71. Steppin' Out (7" Version)
72. Get Down on It (7" Version)
73. Big Fun (7" Version)
74. Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh la, la, la) [7" Version]
75. Tonight (Aor Mix)
76. Fresh (7" Version)
77. Misled (7" Version)
78. Emergency (7" Version)
79. Victory (7" Version)
80. Dance Champion (7" Version) [Featured in 'Ruthless People']
81. Stone Love (7" Version)
82. Rags to Riches (7" Version)
83. Strong (7" Version)
84. Amor Amore (7" Vocal Version)
85. Raindrops (7" Remix) ^1
86. Open Sesame ^1
87. Love and Understanding (Come Together) ^1
88. Mighty Mighty High ^1
89. Hangin' Out (12" Remixed Version) ^1
90. Celebremos (Spanish Us 12") ^1
91. Get Down on It (12" Extended Remix) ^1
92. Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) [12" Version] ^1
93. Straight Ahead (Long Version) ^1
94. Ladies' Night ('83 12" Remix Aka Deodato Mix) ^1
95. Tonight (Extended Remix) ^1
96. Fresh (Dance Remix) ^1
97. Misled (Dance Mix) ^1
98. Cherish (12" Version) ^1
99. Emergency (12" Extended Mix) ^1
100. Holiday (12" Club Remix) ^1
101. Peacemaker (12" Version) ^1
102. Stone Love (12" Club Mix) ^1
103. Funky Stuff (12" Remix) [With Kurtis Blow] ^1
104. Hollywood Swinging (Club Remix) ^1
105. Jungle Boogie (Club Remix)

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Kool & the Gang are one of the most sampled Bands in music history. From their roots in the mid-late '60s and a mixture of jazz and soul, funk and rock, R&B/Pop through the '70s, they appeared on the soundtrack; 1977's "Saturday Night Fever". With disco taking hold of the charts worldwide, an inspired change of direction brought in a recognised lead vocalist in James "J.T." Taylor and Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato to the fold, with him signing-up to produce their next four albums. The title track from 1979's "Ladies Night", gave Kool & the Gang their first UK chart hit, peaking at #9. It started a run with the band in the UK Singles chart every year until 1986, spending more than 200 weeks there. 1980's "Celebrate!" spawned three singles, including the anthem 'Celebration', which became a worldwide multi-million selling single. "Something Special" was released in 1981 and contained one of the all-time enduring pop records; 'Get Down On It' reached #3 in the UK Singles chart. A worldwide million-seller, which has since been streamed more than ¼ Billion times! "As One" was the final Deodato- produced album, with three UK chart hits, including 'Big Fun' and 'Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin)', with the emphasis in the title name switched around. 'Hi de Hi, Hi de Ho' was released in late-1982, giving them another hit single, which also graced "Twice As Kool" in May 1983; a UK Top 5 Album. "In The Heart" was released in December 1983. 'Straight Ahead' was the first of three Top 20 Singles, with '(When You Say You Love Somebody) In The Heart' and 'Joanna' reaching the Top 10, the latter becoming their highest charting UK Single, reaching #2. In 1984, 'Fresh' was released ahead of it's parent album "Emergency" giving the band two chart entries in December 1984, with them also appearing on the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Released in 1986, "Forever" included two US Top 10 hits: 'Victory' and 'Stone Love'. Three more singles charted, 'Holiday' (R&B), 'Special Way' (Adult Contemporary) and 'Peacemaker' (#20 in New Zealand). "Sweat" was released in 1989 with a slightly changed line-up and a multi-producer album. Both 'Raindrops' and 'Never Give Up' appeared on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. "The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989" is the second of two box sets that cover the Band's first 20 years, starting with 1979's "Ladies Night", up to and including "Sweat", as well as three extra discs in "7" Singles Selection" and "12" Singles Selection #1 and #2", which also contains non-album tracks. The set contains 105 tracks across 11 CDs, including 18 UK Top 30 hits and 7 Top Tens. Kool & the Gang's place in music history is ensured with a joyful and vibrant legacy for generations of fans and music lovers to enjoy.
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