Emergency (Kool & the Gang album)

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Emergency
Emergency1984.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released November 15, 1984
Genre Post-disco
Dance-pop
Urban
Length 37:05
Label De-Lite
Producer Kool and the Gang, Jim Bonnefond, Ronald Bell
Kool & the Gang chronology
In the Heart
(1983)
Emergency
(1984)
Forever
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Emergency is the sixteenth studio album by the American band Kool & the Gang, released in 1984. It ultimately became the group's biggest selling career album, earning Double Platinum status in America, Platinum in Canada, and Silver in the UK.

The album garnered numerous hit singles such as "Fresh" (US #9, UK# 11); "Misled" (US #10, UK #28); the million-selling 45 "Cherish" (US #2, UK #4), and "Emergency" (US #18).[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Emergency" Brown, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 5:17
2. "Fresh" Taylor, Linzer, Kool & the Gang 5:40
3. "Misled" Robert Earl Bell, Ronald Nathan Bell, James Bonneford, George Melvin Brown, Claydes Charles Smith, James "J.T." Taylor, Curtis "Fitz" Williams and Rick Westfield 4:56
4. "Cherish" Bell, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 4:45
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Surrender" Williams, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 5:00
2. "Bad Woman" Brown, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 5:35
3. "You Are the One" Williams, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 7:00

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jim Bonnefond – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Ronald Bell – producer, mixing
  • Brian Hagiwara – photography, cover photo
  • Jose Luis Rodríguez – mastering
  • Jose Rodriguez – mastering
  • John Rollo – remixing
  • Joe Roth – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – engineer, mixing
  • Gabe Vigorito – coordination, mixing
  • Murry Whiteman – art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Kool & the Gang: Emergency" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Emergency > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2011.

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