Gold

Gold

by Parliament
     
 
The differences between this two-disc set and 1993's like-sized Tear the Roof Off will only be apparent to Parliament fanatics who don't really need either release. Any of those people will tell you that you need at least seven of the eight studio albums the group released between 1974 and 1980 and -- you know? -- they're absolutely

Overview

The differences between this two-disc set and 1993's like-sized Tear the Roof Off will only be apparent to Parliament fanatics who don't really need either release. Any of those people will tell you that you need at least seven of the eight studio albums the group released between 1974 and 1980 and -- you know? -- they're absolutely right. But we can't all have what we need. If you cannot take a plunge into the albums, Gold is no small consolation, containing all the radio hits and plenty of the standout album cuts. It turns out to be Tear the Roof Off's replacement, containing a very similar track selection -- the preferable 11-minute mixes of "Flash Light" and "Funkentelechy" are thankfully kept, along with the ten-minute version of "Aqua Boogie," but you get "Handcuffs" instead of the less-essential live version of "Children of Production" -- while benefiting from remastered sound, and it will placate those hungry for more than what the succinct single-disc The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk has to offer. As with all the other editions in Chronicles' Gold series, the accompanying booklet contains several photos, plenty of information, and liner notes that are insightful and descriptive (this time from the great Greg Tate, reprinted from Tear the Roof Off).

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498801550
catalogNumber:
000419702
Rank:
21779

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Up for the Down Stroke
  2. Testify
  3. All Your Goodies Are Gone
  4. Chocolate City
  5. Ride On
  6. P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
  7. Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
  8. Mothership Connection (Star Child)
  9. Handcuffs
  10. Do That Stuff
  11. Dr. Funkenstein
  12. Funkin' for Fun
  13. Dr. Funkenstein's Supergroovalistic-Prosifunkstication Medley: ... [Liv
  14. Fantasy Is Reality

Disc 2

  1. Flash Light
  2. Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
  3. Funkentelechy
  4. Mr. Wiggles
  5. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) [Version
  6. Rumpofsteelskin
  7. Party People
  8. Theme from the Black Hole
  9. The Big Bang Theory
  10. Agony of Defeet

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parliament   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Michael Brecker   Horn
Eddie Hazel   Guitar,Vocals
Maceo Parker   Horn
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards
Philippe Wynne   Background Vocals
Tony Thomas   Guitar
Dennis Chambers   Percussion,Drums
Greg Black   Horn
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Greg Boyer   Horn
Randy Brecker   Horn
Gary Bronson   Percussion,Drums
Linda Brown   Background Vocals
Ron Bykowski   Guitar
Jessica Cleaves   Background Vocals
George Clinton   Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Vocals
Benny Cowan   Horn
Rodney Curtis   Bass
Raymond Davis   Vocals
Ronald Dunbar   Background Vocals
Joe Farrell   Horn
Ron Ford   Background Vocals
Mallia Franklin   Background Vocals
Lawrence Fratangelo   Percussion,Drums
Ramon Tiki Fulwood   Percussion,Drums
Rick Gardner   Horn
Glen Goins   Guitar,Vocals
Richard "Kush" Griffith   Horn
Michael Hampton   Guitar
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Vocals
Larry Hatcher   Horn
Sheila Horne   Background Vocals
Joel Johnson   Background Vocals
Taka Khan   Background Vocals
Tyrone Lampkin   Percussion,Drums
Clay Lawrey   Horn
Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight   Bass,Guitar
Cordell Mosson   Bass
Garry Shider   Guitar,Vocals
Dawn Silva   Background Vocals
Calvin Simon   Vocals
Carl "Butch" Small   Percussion,Drums
Grady Thomas   Vocals
Pamela Vincent   Background Vocals
Jeanette "Baby" Washington   Background Vocals
Fred Wesley   Horn
Shirley Hayden   Background Vocals
Michael "Clip" Payne   Background Vocals
Cheryl James   Background Vocals
Tracey Lewis   Background Vocals
David Lee Chong   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jeannette McGruder   Background Vocals
Darryl Dixon   Horn
Janice Evans   Background Vocals
Larry Heckstall   Background Vocals
Lonnie Greene   Percussion,Drums
Gordon Carlton   Guitar
Kenny Colton   Percussion,Drums
Donnie Sterling   Bass
Bryan Chimenti   Background Vocals
Linda Shider   Background Vocals
Deborah Wright   Background Vocals
Jerome "Bigfoot" Braily   Percussion,Drums
Danny Cortez   Horn
Valerie Drayton   Horn
Debbie Edwards   Background Vocals
Lynn Mawbry   Background Vocals
Greg Thomas   Horn
Sam Peakes   Horn
Prakash John   Bass

Technical Credits

Bernie Worrell   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
John McLaughlin   Composer
Eddie Hazel   Arranger
Greg Lake   Liner Notes
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Producer
Bootsy Collins   Arranger,Composer
George Clinton   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Concept
Ronald Dunbar   Composer,Producer
Glen Goins   Composer
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Composer
Garry Shider   Composer
Fred Wesley   Horn Arrangements
Leon Ware   Composer
Billy "Bass" Nelson   Composer
J.S. Theracon   Composer
Donnie Sterling   Composer
Greg Tate   Liner Notes
Daron Taylor   Composer
Sam Peakes   Horn Arrangements

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