by CameoCameo




Title and artwork aside, Gold is the same exact release as 2002's Anthology, from the track listing on down to the chart-placement statistics and Amy Linden's liner notes. If you are absolutely convinced that a one-disc compilation containing Cameo's best-known songs is all you need, so be it, but you'll be missing out on a very deep catalog that can't even be contained by this twice-as-long overview. The common misconception with Cameo is that their mid-'80s pop hits adequately represent what they were about, despite the band's stockpiling of nine good-to-phenomenal funk albums before the mainstream found out about them. It hasn't helped that most of those albums have not been as readily available as, say, Funkadelic's back catalog. (A uniform overhaul of this band's discography is long overdue.) Until then, compilations like this one will have to do the job. And it does do the job admirably, given its space limitation. The heavy emphasis on the singles means that most casual funk fans will get exactly what they want, but there are several album cuts waiting to be heard by unexpecting ears.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2005
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602498825471
catalogNumber: 000482302
Rank: 35745

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cameo   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Larry Blackmon   Composer
Tomi Jenkins   Composer
Greg "Doc" Johnson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Arnett Leftenant   Composer
Nathan Leftenant   Composer
Anthony Lockett   Composer
Aaron Mills   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Johnny Melfi   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction
Tom Jenkins   Composer
Erik Heinila   Cover Photo
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Kevin Kendrick   Composer

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