Kool & The Gang ‎– Emergency

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De-Lite Records ‎– 823 823-1, De-Lite Records ‎– 823 823-1ME
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A1 Emergency
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Clifford AdamsWritten-By – George Brown, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
5:17
A2 Fresh
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Sandy Linzer
4:22
A3 Misled
Bass Guitar – Kendal "Sheep" Stubbs*Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:56
A4 Cherish
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:45
B1 Surrender
Written-By – Curtis Williams, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
5:00
B2 Bad Woman
Written-By – George Brown, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
5:35
B3 You Are The One
Written-By – Curtis Williams, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
7:00

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Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas & The House Of Music, West Orange, New Jersey.
Mastered at Sterling Stound.

All tracks published by Delightful Music Ltd.

Inspiration for the song "Fresh" - Muhammed Bell, Hakim Bell, Jacinta Manning, Yolanda Hagins, Gina Merritt & Rasheed Merritt

On cover:
© 1984 PolyGram Records, Inc.
℗ 1984 De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp.
Im Vertrieb der Metronome Musik GmbH
Made in W.-Germany

On labels:
P. 1984 De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp., New York
Made in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42282 38231 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 823 823-1 S 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 823 823-1 S 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 823 823-1 S 1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 823 823-1 S 2 320
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 2114

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
822943-2, 822 943-2 M-1 Kool & The Gang Emergency(CD, Album) Mercury, Mercury 822943-2, 822 943-2 M-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
LP6008 Kool & The Gang Emergency(LP, Album) De-Lite Records LP6008 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
DSR 8509 Kool & The Gang Emergency(LP, Album) De-Lite Records DSR 8509 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
822 943-1 M-1, 422-822 943-1 M-1 Kool & The Gang Emergency(LP, Album, 22) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records 822 943-1 M-1, 422-822 943-1 M-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
MAX 2272 Kool & The Gang Emergency(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 2272 Poland 1985 Sell This Version

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Birdienumnums1

Birdienumnums1

August 6, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

Damn... this album starts out *SO* strong, really funky and catchy, then goes horribly pear shaped on side 2.
Although they are each about a minute and half too long, the three big cuts on the album, tracks 1, 2, and 4 ("Emergency ", "Fresh" and "Cherish"), are definitely worth the price of admission. They still make me smile after all these years , although, as I said they are all a little long winded at an average of almost 5 minutes each. We get the point by the third minute and the songs could have ended leaving us wanting more (instead of wanting to hit the "NEXT" button).
Track 3, "Misled", fits in pretty nicely as well with a cool groove to it and amusing lyrics, but ..wow... once we hit that 5th track, "Surrender", the album starts to turn into a downward spiral that just ends in a complete uninspired mess.
Although "Surrender" itself is an interesting jam with some cool lyrics, and has a funky groove that reminds me of Prince and the Revolution, most of Side 2 feels like a desperate batch of "we need *something* to fill up the album"...
"Bad Woman" sounds like a shmaltzy attempt at writing a wedding-friendly song with a romantic groove, but with tedious wedding-inappropriate lyrics and definitely not a song for getting in the mood.
The final track, a random piece of religiously-themed pop, "You Are The One", just goes on forever and goes nowhere lyrically or musically...
I'd have been pretty annoyed if I had paid full price for this when it was new, but for a couple of bucks (and the option to NEVER have to listen to Side 2 again) it's worth a spin.