Gold

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602498801550
  • Catalog Number: 000419702
  • Sales rank: 34,603

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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