Gap Band VI

£ 14.99


Gap Band IV is the sixth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1982 on Total Experience Records. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart and #14 on the Pop Albums chart, achieved platinum status, and is considered their most successful project.

The album produced the singles "Early in the Morning" (#1 Black Singles, #13 Club Play Singles, #24 Pop Singles), "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (#2 Black Singles, #39 Club Play Singles, #31 Pop Singles), and "Outstanding" (#1 Black Singles, #24 Club Play Singles, #51 Pop Singles). It also achieved a rare feat in which every song on the album received radio airplay.

"Gap Band IV featured a complete lineup of up-tempo, mid-tempo, and alluring ballads. The feature releases, in order, were "Early in the Morning," "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," and "Outstanding." The first two are energized numbers seasoned around horrific basslines and Charlie Wilson's dazzling vocals. Respectively, they peaked at number one and two on the Billboard R&B chart. Not as aggressive, the latter is a festive number paced an unorthodox percussive beat. It claimed the number one spot on the Billboard R&B chart as well. There were no other official selections to grace Billboard. However, every song visited radio, and rightly so. The sentimental numbers "Stay With Me," "Seasons No Reason to Change," and "I Can't Get Over You" have become standard among R&B radio. The latter features a sentimental flügelhorn exhibition by Ronnie Wilson. Mellow numbers always seem to retain that timeless appeal whereas up-tempo numbers fade with time. This album is different; the up-tempo numbers remain inviting as well. This is a great album."

Overstock notch in sleeve corner, but still factory sealed.
The Sun Don't Shine Everyday (Inst. Interlude)
Video Junkie
Weak Spot
The Sun Don't Shine Everyday (Inst. Interlude)
I Believe
I Found My Baby
Beep A Freak
Don't You Leave Me
The Sun Don't Shine Everyday (Vocal)
Format: LP
Label: Total Experience Records
Catalogue numbers: TEL8-5708

Phonographic Copyright (p)-Total Experience Record Co.
Copyright (c)-Total Experience Record Co.
Mastered At-Bernie Grundman Mastering
Manufactured By-Total Experience Record Co.
Distributed By-RCA Records

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-0 45931 57081
Matrix / Runout-TEL8-5708-AS
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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)

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