20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ready for the World

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
For a midline-priced compilation, this survey of the work of '80s funk band Ready for the World has a lot going for it. At a running time of 73 and a half minutes, much longer than you expect for a disc with such a modest price, it contains all of the group's chart hits as well as "Whose Is It?," the first chart entry by former bandleader Melvin Riley in 1994. To provide variety from the group's regular hits collection, several of the tracks are presented in unusual mixes or edits. The version of "Ceramic Girl" is taken from a 12" single and runs nearly nine minutes; "Mary Goes 'Round," "Long Time Coming," and "My Girly" are the single versions; "Straight Down to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
For a midline-priced compilation, this survey of the work of '80s funk band Ready for the World has a lot going for it. At a running time of 73 and a half minutes, much longer than you expect for a disc with such a modest price, it contains all of the group's chart hits as well as "Whose Is It?," the first chart entry by former bandleader Melvin Riley in 1994. To provide variety from the group's regular hits collection, several of the tracks are presented in unusual mixes or edits. The version of "Ceramic Girl" is taken from a 12" single and runs nearly nine minutes; "Mary Goes 'Round," "Long Time Coming," and "My Girly" are the single versions; "Straight Down to Business" is a single remix version; "Digital Display" is a radio edit; and "Can He Do It (Like This, Can He Do It Like That)" is taken from a promotional 12" single, and is thus making its debut on a commercial release. At the time of their commercial peak, 1985-1986, Ready for the World basically sounded like a Prince clone, aping their Upper Midwest neighbor's funky, synthesized, dance-pop style and his salacious lyrics. Even much later they still sounded like Prince, but they also sounded very dated after trends in R&B music had moved on. But for those who enjoyed them then, this album is a good way to relive their heyday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602517231214
  • Catalog Number: 000843402

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ready for the World Primary Artist
Melvin Riley Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Gerald Valentine Percussion, Drums
Gregory Potts Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gordon Strozier Guitar, Background Vocals
Willie Triplett Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Eaton Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ready for the World Producer
Melvin Riley Producer
Andy McKaie Contributor
Gary Spaniola Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Gregory Potts Producer
Erick Labson Mastering
Pat Lawrence Contributor
Brendan Morris Master Tape Research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh Sheila

    When I found that they had made agreatest hits collection I was so excited I love ready for the world mary gos round and oh sheila great stuff buy this it is great piece of music!!! You will not be disapointed.

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