Firecrackers: The Best of Mass Production

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Firecrackers: The Best of Mass Production is a comprehensive collection of the late-'70s soul band, featuring the majority of their R&B hits, including "Welcome to Our World Of Merry Music," "Turn Up the Music," and the Top Ten R&B hit "Firecracker." The compilation spans from their first album in 1977 to their farewell 1983 record, hitting every peak along the way. Though the material isn't always consistent -- some of the lesser-known songs have dated rather badly -- Firecrackers remains the definitive retrospective of Mass Production.
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Firecrackers: The Best of Mass Production is a comprehensive collection of the late-'70s soul band, featuring the majority of their R&B hits, including "Welcome to Our World Of Merry Music," "Turn Up the Music," and the Top Ten R&B hit "Firecracker." The compilation spans from their first album in 1977 to their farewell 1983 record, hitting every peak along the way. Though the material isn't always consistent -- some of the lesser-known songs have dated rather badly -- Firecrackers remains the definitive retrospective of Mass Production.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227996253
  • Catalog Number: 308284

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Firecracker (6:18)
  2. 2 Can't You See I'm Fired Up (6:48)
  3. 3 Turn up the Music (5:02)
  4. 4 Wine-Flow Disco (6:12)
  5. 5 Inner City (6:27)
  6. 6 Welcome to Our World (Of Merry Music) (7:35)
  7. 7 Forever (5:47)
  8. 8 Sunshine (4:19)
  9. 9 Sun Dancer (4:54)
  10. 10 Angel (4:51)
  11. 11 Never Ever (3:51)
  12. 12 Victory '83 (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mass Production Primary Artist
Herbie Mann Flute
Larry Marshall Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Kevin Douglas Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, cowbell, Group Member
Gregory McCoy Keyboards, Saxophone, Vibraslap, Group Member
Rodney Phelps Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, cowbell, Cabasa, Group Member
Harold Watkins Trombone
Ricardo Williams Chimes, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Timpani, Korg, electronic percussion, Linn Drum, Log Drums, Group Member
Tyrone Williams Keyboards, Vibes, cowbell, Univox
Agnes Kelly Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocoder, Log Drums, Univox, Group Member
Samual Williams Percussion, Drums
Ricky Williams Synthesizer, Chimes, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Timpani, electronic percussion, Linn Drum, Log Drums
Dean Williams Bass
Lecoy Bryant Guitar, Background Vocals, cowbell
Dene Williams Vocals
Samuel "The Banger" Williams Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Joseph "Sly" Simthers Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Emmanuel "Joe Rock" Redding Percussion, Linn Drum, Group Member
Bookalach Brothers Hand Clapping, Percussion Ensemble
Reginald Case Bass Guitar
James "Otiste" Drumgole Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Claves, Group Member
Technical Credits
Mass Production Producer
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Steven Ivory Liner Notes
Rachel Gutek Art Direction
Patrick Milligan Discographical Annotation
Ed a Ellerbe Producer
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