Gold (Ohio Players album)

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Gold
Ohio Players Gold cover.jpg
Compilation album by Ohio Players
Released October 1976
Recorded Paragon Recording Studios
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Recording Company
(Chicago, Illinois)
Criteria Recording Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Soul/Funk
Label Mercury
Producer Ohio Players
Ohio Players chronology
Contradiction
(1976)
Gold
(1976)
Angel
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A- [2]

Gold is a compilation of hit songs and album favorites by The Ohio Players on the Mercury label. It features music from the albums Skin Tight, Fire, Honey and Contradiction, plus two new songs recorded specifically for Gold, "Feel the Beat (Everybody Disco)" and "Only a Child Can Love". Fittingly, the album itself achieved gold certification, the last Ohio Players album to do so.

In March 2008 Mercury Records released a different two-disc compilation album called Gold (2008) which contains 24 songs.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feel the Beat (Everybody Disco)" (3:15)
  2. "Love Rollercoaster" (4:44)
  3. "I Want to Be Free" (3:15)
  4. "Fopp" (3:45)
  5. "Far East Mississippi" (3:07)
  6. "Skin Tight" (2:50)
  7. "Fire" (4:36)
  8. "Sweet Sticky Thing" (3:25)
  9. "Jive Turkey (Part 1)" (3:05)
  10. "Only a Child Can Love" (4:12)
  11. "Who'd She Coo?" (4:28)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 31
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 10
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
1977 "Feel The Beat (Everybody Disco)" 61 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. Gold review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gold review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ allmusic - Gold (2008) compilation two-CD, Mercury Records (B0010821-02)
  4. ^ a b c "US Charts > Ohio Players". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 

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