Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Message
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five 4.5 7:14
2 Automatic
The Pointer Sisters 4 4:48
3 Try Jah Love
Third World 9:20
4 A Night to Remember
Shalamar 5:10
5 Inside Out
Odyssey 6:23
6 Walking on Sunshine (feat. Donnie Calvin)
Rocker’s Revenge 9:36
7 Just an Illusion
Imagination 6:37
8 Get Down on It
Kool & The Gang 4:48

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1983) (track 2)
Minimoog and synthesizer:
John Van Tongeren (1983) (track 2)
synthesizer:
Stephen Mitchell (1983) (track 2)
Howie Rice (1983) (track 2)
Brock Walsh (1983) (track 2)
guitar:
Mark Goldenberg (1983) (track 2)
Dennis Herring (1983) (track 2)
bass:
Eddie N. Watkins Jr. (1983) (track 2)
drum machine programming:
Brock Walsh (track 2)
associate producer:
Glen Ballard (track 2)
Brock Walsh (track 2)
composer:
Mark Goldenberg (track 2)
Eddy Grant (track 6)
Jesse Rae (Scottish (Very Scottish!) singer/songwriter) (track 5)
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
lead vocals:
Ruth Pointer (1983) (track 2)
lyricist:
Eddy Grant (track 6)
Jesse Rae (Scottish (Very Scottish!) singer/songwriter) (track 5)
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
Melody McCully (track 3)
performer:
The Furious Five (track 1)
producer:
Jimmy Douglass (track 5)
Richard Perry (producer) (track 2)
recording engineer:
Michael Brooks (sound engineer and remixer, notably associated with The Pointer Sisters) (track 2)
remixer:
Steve Jolley (track 7)
Richard Lengyel (track 7)
Bill Schnee (track 2)
Tony Swain (track 7)
writer:
Nidra Beard (track 4)
Ronald Bell (track 8)
Edward Fletcher (track 1)
Melvin Glover (Melvin Glover aka Melle Mel) (track 1)
Ashley Ingram (track 7)
Leee John (track 7)
Steve Jolley (track 7)
Kool & The Gang (track 8)
Dana Meyers (track 4)
Sylvia Robinson (track 1)
Tony Swain (track 7)
Charmaine Sylvers (track 4)
James “J.T.” Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 8)
publisher:
IQ Music Ltd. (track 1)
DJ-mixes:
edits:
Automatic (7" single) by The Pointer Sisters (track 2)
The Message (original mix edit (only verses 3 & 5)) by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (track 1)
has remixes:
karaoke versions:
mash-ups:
music videos:
sampled by:
County Line by Coolio (track 1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 51) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Try Jah Love (track 3)
is the basis for:
Cabinet Battle #1 (Hamilton: An American Musical) (track 1)
The Message (track 1)
later translated versions:
recording of:
A Night to Remember (Shalamar song) (track 4)
Get Down on It (track 8)
Inside Out (track 5)
Just an Illusion (track 7)
The Message (track 1)
Automatic (1983) (track 2)

Release Group

part of: Best of 12″ Gold (number: 20)