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The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]

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The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]

The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]
R&B, Funk, Quiet Storm, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:33 Min | 250,16 Mb
Label: Mercury (USA) | Cat.# 824 141-2 | Released: 1993 (1979-02-26)
The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]

"The Gap Band" is the major label debut album by The Gap Band, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. It is the group's second self-titled album, and their third album overall. It reached #10 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.
~Wikipedia
Many Gap Band fans think that 1979's The Gap Band was the Wilson Brothers' first album, but, in fact, it was their third. Before becoming well-known, they recorded 1974's Magician's Holiday for Shelter and 1977's The Gap Band (which shouldn't be confused with this album, although both are self-titled) for Tattoo. However, this release marked several firsts for the Gap Band it was their first album for Mercury, their first collaboration with producer Lonnie Simmons, and the first Gap Band album that was commercially successful. The funk gems "Shake" and "Open Up Your Mind (Wide)" became the Wilson Brothers' first hit singles, earning them a sizable following. And for the first time, the Wilson Brothers provided an album that was generally excellent instead of merely competent. This LP is, without question, stronger and more consistent than the Gap Band's previous albums of 1974 and 1977. The above-mentioned hits established the Gap Band as funk heavyweights, and yet not everything on this album is hardcore funk equally appealing are tracks that range from the hypnotic disco number "Baby Baba Boogie" and the soul ballad "You Can Count on Me" to the jazzy quiet storm item "Messin' With My Mind." Now, here's the ironic part: As strong as this album is, it isn't as essential as the Wilson Brothers' next three albums. The Gap Band is impressive, but 1979's Gap Band II, 1980's Gap Band III, and 1982's Gap Band IV are even more impressive. Nonetheless, this album was definitely a major step forward for the Gap Band both creatively and commercially.
~Review by Alex Henderson

The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]

The Gap Band - The Gap Band (1979) [1993, Digitally Remastered]




Release of this album: 1979, February, 26 [LP Mercury, Cat.# SRM-1-3758, USA]
Release of this CD: 1993 [CD Mercury (USA), Cat.# 824 141-2 / UPC: 042282414120]
℗© 1979 Polygram Records, Inc.
Manufactured and Marketed by Polygram Records, Inc.
Printed/Made in U.S.A.

Credits:

Arranged By [Strings, Horns] – Malvin "Dino" Vice, Tom Tom 84
Art Direction, Design – M. Doud
Backing Vocals – Charles Wilson, Gary Glenn, Howard Huntsberry, Julia Waters, Mary Powdrill, Maxine Waters, Robert "Goodie" Whitfield, Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson
Bass – Robert Wilson
Concertmistress – Janice Gower
Cover [Concept] – Gerry Hoff
Design [Additional] – Nina Grunfeld
Drums – James Gadson, "Moon" Calhoun
Engineer [Recording] – Bart Chiate, Ty Blair
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Hughes, Ty Blair
Engineer [Second] – Gregory Steve MacMillan, Ty Williams
Guitar – Eugene Henderson, Jimi Macon
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
Horns – Albert Aarons, Barbara Korn, Robert Bryant, Don Myrick, Eugene Young, Fred Jackson, Jr., George Bohanon, Leslie Drayton, Louis Satterfield, Maurice Spears, Michael Harris, Sidney I. Muldrow
Keyboards – Billy Mitchell, Huby Heard, Karen Childs, Louie Cabazoz
Keyboards, Drums, Percussion – Charles Wilson
Lead Vocals – Charles Wilson, Lonnie Simmons (tracks: 5), Robert Wilson, The Gap (tracks: 5)
Management – Don Alexander
Percussion – Shondu Akiem
Photography By – Jules Bates
Producer – Lonnie Simmons
Strings – Gina Kronstadt, Haim Shtrum, Henry Roth, Jerome Reisler, Larry Woods, Larry Woods, Marcia Van Dyke, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale, William Henderson
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piano, Percussion – Ronnie Wilson
Written-By – Buddy Jones (tracks: 6), Charles Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, R. Calhoun (tracks: 4), Robert Whitfield (tracks: 4), Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson


Tracklist:

01. Shake (05:00)
02. You Can Count On Me (05:00)
03. Open Up Your Mind (Wide) (07:08)
04. Messin' With My Mind (04:01)
05. Baby Baba Boogie (06:49)
06. I'm In Love (05:27)
07. Got To Get Away (03:50)
08. I Can Sing (05:18)

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 24. December 2009, 9:14

The Gap Band / The Gap Band

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Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
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Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

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TOC of the extracted CD

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6 | 27:57.57 | 5:27.30 | 125832 | 150386
7 | 33:25.12 | 3:49.65 | 150387 | 167626
8 | 37:15.02 | 5:18.25 | 167627 | 191501


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Track 5

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Track 7

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Track 8

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All tracks accurately ripped

No errors occurred

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Analyzed: The Gap Band / The Gap Band
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR17 -0.03 dB -19.06 dB 5:00 01-Shake
DR16 -0.16 dB -20.15 dB 5:00 02-You Can Count On Me
DR15 -0.38 dB -18.10 dB 7:08 03-Open Up Your Mind (Wide)
DR13 -1.13 dB -18.26 dB 4:01 04-Messin' With My Mind
DR16 0.00 dB -17.94 dB 6:49 05-Baby Baba Boogie
DR14 0.00 dB -17.22 dB 5:27 06-I'm In Love
DR16 -0.38 dB -17.75 dB 3:50 07-Got To Get Away
DR14 -1.42 dB -18.32 dB 5:18 08-I Can Sing
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 722 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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