As One (Kool & the Gang album)

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As One
As One1982.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1982
RecordedOctober 1981-June 1982
GenrePost-disco, funk, R&B
Length35:56
LabelDe-Lite Records
ProducerEumir Deodato
Kool and the Gang chronology
Something Special
(1981)
As One
(1982)
In the Heart
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Los Angeles Times(favourable)[2]

As One is the fourteenth studio album by the funk band Kool and the Gang, released in 1982. The album did not yield any #1 singles, but the song "Let's Go Dancin'" did make the top ten, peaking at #7 on the U.S. R&B chart and #6 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] "Big Fun" also became an international hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Street Kids"George Brown, Kool & the Gang5:50
2."Big Fun"George Brown, Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang5:00
3."As One"Marcangelo Perricelli, Robert Mickens, Kool & the Gang4:41
4."Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho"Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang4:22
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)"Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang6:40
2."Pretty Baby"George Brown, Kool & the Gang4:43
3."Think It Over"Curtis Williams, Kool & the Gang4:35

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Engineer – Cliff Hodsdon, Jim Bonnefond
  • Assistant engineers – Barbara Ivone, Nelson Ayres
  • Mixed by – Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito, Eumir Deodato
  • Mastered by – Jose Rodriguez, Gabe Vigorito
  • Producer – Eumir Deodato
  • Co-producer – Kool & The Gang
Art
  • Design – Mo Ström
  • Art direction – Bill Levy, Bob Heimall
  • Cover concept and artwork by – Quintet Associates

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Kool & the Gang: As One" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ Johnson, Connie (December 19, 1982). "KOOL AND GANG: LIFE OF PARTY". proquest.com. Los Angeles Times. p. U105. ProQuest 153337547.
  3. ^ "Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin')". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Kool & The Gang – As One". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.