Word Up! The Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Word Up! The Ultimate Collection, released in 2013 by Spectrum in the U.K., is similar to other two-disc Cameo compilations such as identical predecessors Anthology (2002) and Gold (2005). Only hardcore fans will have a strong opinion regarding the differences. All the obvious singles, such as "Rigor Mortis," "I Just Want to Be," "She's Strange," "Word Up!," "Candy," and "Back and Forth," are included here. The difference in the selection of less successful singles and album cuts is slight. The "Room 123" version of "She's Strange" is a pleasant surprise -- its lone previous CD appearance was on The 12 Collection and More -- but the absence of "Find My Way" and "Alligator ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Word Up! The Ultimate Collection, released in 2013 by Spectrum in the U.K., is similar to other two-disc Cameo compilations such as identical predecessors Anthology (2002) and Gold (2005). Only hardcore fans will have a strong opinion regarding the differences. All the obvious singles, such as "Rigor Mortis," "I Just Want to Be," "She's Strange," "Word Up!," "Candy," and "Back and Forth," are included here. The difference in the selection of less successful singles and album cuts is slight. The "Room 123" version of "She's Strange" is a pleasant surprise -- its lone previous CD appearance was on The 12 Collection and More -- but the absence of "Find My Way" and "Alligator Woman/Secrets of Time" is unfortunate. Regardless, this is a fine overview a great, undervalued funk band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2013
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
  • UPC: 600753416365
  • Catalog Number: 5341636
  • Sales rank: 42,438

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rigor Mortis (4:14)
  2. 2 Funk Funk (4:47)
  3. 3 C On the Funk (4:24)
  4. 4 It's Over (4:17)
  5. 5 Give Love a Chance (4:51)
  6. 6 Insane (4:56)
  7. 7 I Just Want To Be (4:49)
  8. 8 Sparkle (4:08)
  9. 9 We're Going Out Tonight (4:41)
  10. 10 Cameosis (4:10)
  11. 11 Keep It Hot (4:43)
  12. 12 Freaky Dancin' (4:01)
  13. 13 Soul Army (4:14)
  14. 14 Flirt (4:08)
  15. 15 Aphrodisiac (3:38)
  16. 16 You're a Winner (3:30)
  17. 17 Hangin' Downtown (5:07)
  18. 18 It's Serious (3:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 She's Strange (6:40)
  2. 2 Talkin' Out the Side of Your Neck (4:05)
  3. 3 Attack Me With Your Love (6:32)
  4. 4 Single Life (4:29)
  5. 5 A Goodbye (5:42)
  6. 6 I've Got Your Image (4:46)
  7. 7 Word Up (5:57)
  8. 8 Candy (5:46)
  9. 9 Back and Forth (6:23)
  10. 10 She's Mine (4:34)
  11. 11 Skin I'm In (4:35)
  12. 12 You Make Me Work (4:45)
  13. 13 Time Fire & Space (3:36)
  14. 14 I Want It Now (4:32)
  15. 15 Room 123 (She's Strange) (6:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cameo Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Larry Blackmon Composer
Tomi Jenkins Composer
Kevin Kendricks Composer
Nathan Leftenant Composer
Anthony Lockett Composer
Artie Matthews Composer
Daryl Easlea Liner Notes
Robert Lee Smith Composer
Gregory Johnson Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
Thomas Michael Jenkins Composer
Bill Allen Composer
Kenneth Hairston Composer
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