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Genres: Pop, R&B
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  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

Two CD set. The Biggest Hits from the Commodores which was one of the biggest band of the 70's features iconic ballads from 'Just To Be Close To You' to 'Still' and dance floor smashes from 'Brick House' to 'Too Hot Ta T...  more »


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All Artists: Commodores
Title: Gold
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown / Universal
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 8/26/2008
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Contemporary R&B, Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
Other Editions: Gold
UPC: 602517803114


Album Description
Two CD set. The Biggest Hits from the Commodores which was one of the biggest band of the 70's features iconic ballads from 'Just To Be Close To You' to 'Still' and dance floor smashes from 'Brick House' to 'Too Hot Ta Trot.' Also includes their rare, early hits and later hits without Lionel Richie, plus classic album cuts 33 cuts plus more tracks than the previously available Anthology.

CD Reviews

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Galley | Greenville, South Carolina United States | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why did Universal release a Lionel Richie/Commodores combination "Gold" set, and not release a collection for each artist separately, surely each artist is worthy of a 2-disc compilation! Also, why wasn't this excellent collection released in the U.S.? Sure, it's a reissue of a 1995 collection, and it tends to have single versions of many of the tracks, but what you get is some excellent remastering and a great collection of The Commodores' best tracks both with and without Mr. Richie. My only complaint that it doesn't have the song "Lay Back".
The following tracks are edited version which appear in their full-length versions on the Lionel Richie/Commodores "Gold" CD.
Jesus Is Love
Just To Be Close To You
Oh No
Sail On
Sweet Love
Three Times A Lady
Too Hot Ta Trot
Bringing The Nightshift Home
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 09/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These past years, we've heard so much from Lionel Richie on his own, that is more from his daughter Nicole and her antics with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life. But, on Lionel's own, he has shown a lot more promise as a artist on his own who has made quality music. While he has shown that on stage, many hard core fans have anxiously wondered if Lionel Richie will ever reunite with his old group The Commodores. Well, word of mouth has came alive that Lionel is set to reunite with the 70's soul group for a tour for the first time in over twenty-five years. But, the deal is seeing whether is groups' classics can be re-introduced to a generation that seems to be more interested in who has to be hot today wannabes like Britney Spears and Beyonce'. This collection can answer those questions well.

The 2008 Commodores Gold, is the groups' latest hits collection that does a great job at bringing back the brick houses to a whole new era. The double album does a great job at not just bringing Lionel Richie's work as lead into play, but brings their best from the 70's and 80's, without any of their hits that've been overlooked from previous hits collections like the 2005 Lionel Richie & The Commodores Gold, or the 20th Century Remasters: Millennium Collection. Here you get not just the classics like Zoom, and Easy which have been fantastic Commodores staples, as well as Brick House and Three Times A Lady, but you also get a lot of Commodores greats' that have not seen the light of day in years including Old-Fashion Love, their only major post-Lionel hit Nightshift, and Jesus Is Love. Each song is restored and remastered very well, and brings back all the great feelings of Funk, R&B and classic Soul to your knees when you hear every track on this album.

This past year has sadly shown that there haven't been many greatest hits albums that have delivered as must buys, but The Commodores Gold has been an absolute surprise to my ears, and is a great buy for anyone who has not even heard a brick house as mighty, mighty as this one. I really recommend this as a delightful addition to your music collection.

Album Cover: B+

Songs: A-

Price: B 1/2+

Remastering: A

Overall: B+"
Great Collection If...
dwood78 | Long Beach, CA USA | 12/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"You don't already have Anthology from 2001 in your music collection. Otherwise, you'll be wasting your hard-earned money as 29 of the 33 songs here are right off that set, despite adding a few more songs like "Wonderland", & "Goin' to the Bank". Also 2 of the returning songs,"Too Hot Ta Trot" & "Heroes" are presented in their edited, rather than full versions like in Anthology.

For those who don't own Anthology, you'll be getting a great set of music which chronological shows the evolution of the from 1970s funk ("Slippery When Wet", "Brick House", "Fancy Dancer") to a slow jams/soft rock ("Sweet Love", "Easy", "Three Times a Lady") band with a couple of hidden gems in-between like "This is Your Life", "Come Inside", "Jesus is Love" (which has Lionel Richie singing with support from a 40+ member choir) & the Grammy winning "Nightshift".

Once again, I will only recommend this to those who don't already own Anthology"