• KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as ‘Summer Madness,’ ‘Get Down On It,’ ‘Celebration’ and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick – Pulp Fiction; ‘Jungle Boogie.’”
• CELEBRATE!, released in 1980, once again featured the production of legendary Grammy Award Winner, Eumir Deodato. The album garnered huge success, reaching the top spot on the U.S. R&B charts, and top ten positions in both the U.S. and U.K. pop charts, gaining platinum certification in February 1981.
• The albums singles performed just as impressively with CELEBRATION, arguably the group’s most successful song, hitting the top spot on the US Billboard Pop and R&B charts and #7 in the U.K. winning platinum status in the U.S. along the way. CELEBRATION also hit the top of the charts all around the world and was later redubbed with Spanish vocals and released to the Latin American market as CELEBREMOS, and featured as a B-side to TAKE IT TO THE TOP which hit a top 20 spot in the U.K. The soulful lament JONES VS. JONES closed out the single releases gaining a top 40 spot in the U.S. and a top 20 in the U.K., making #17.
• BBR is proud to present CELEBRATE! This fully expanded and newly remastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes and bonus material.
2. JONES VS. JONES
3. TAKE IT TO THE TOP
4. MORNING STAR
5. LOVE FESTIVAL
6. JUST FRIENDS
7. NIGHT PEOPLE
8. LOVE AFFAIR
9. CELEBRATION (Single Version)
10. TAKE IT TO THE TOP (Single Version)
11. JONES VS. JONES (Single Version)
12. MORNING STAR (Long Version)
13. CELEBREMOS (12” Spanish Version)