邦題『愛の融合』。ロンドン・レインボーシアターでのライブバージョンが3曲入ってます。このころのクールたちは乗りにのってる状態です。このアルバムを最後に「Spike Mickens」と「Ricky West」がクビになったと当時のライナーノーツに書いてありました。(その後のアルバムでも演奏してます。)ちょうどこの頃に弟バンドの「Kay-Gees」(Gang Record)のセカンドをプロデュースしたり・・。当時のライナーノーツにアース・ウインド&ファイアーの「灼熱の狂宴」の後にこのアルバムが出たのが悔やまれると書いてあったような・・・それはちょっと違うような(^_^;)

LOVE & UNDERSTANDING(1976)

 

1. LOVE & UNDERSTANDING - 7:51 (Claydes Smith-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

2. SUGER - 5:37 (George Brown-Kool & The Gang)

3. DO IT RIGHT NOW - 3:55 (Otha Nash-Kool & The Gang)

4. COSMIC ENERGY - 3:11 (Claydes Smith-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

5. HOLLYWOOD SWINGING* - 5:40 (Ricky West-Kool & The Gang)

6. SUMMER MADNESS* - 8:01 (Robert Mickens-Alton Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

7. UNIVERSAL SOUND* - 4:04 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

8. COME TOGETHER - 2:48 (Claydes Smith-Ronald Bell-Kool & TheGang)

 

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL: Bass & vocals

GEORGE M. BROWN: Drums, vocals & percussion

CLAYDES SMITH: Guitar

DENNIS THOMAS: Alto sax, vocals, flute & congas

SPIKE MICHENS: Trumpet

RICKY WEST: Piano

OTHA NASH: Trombone & vocals

LARRY GITTENS: Trumpet, fluglehorn & vocals

RONALD BELL: Tenor sax, alto flute, piano, arp & vocals

 

*Portions of this album were recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Ray Wright: Trombone

Ibrahim Duarte: Alto Sax

Dennis White: Tenor Sax

Amir Bayyan: Guitar

 

BACKGROUND VOCALS:

Tomorrow's Edition & Something Sweet

Don Boyce

Royal Bayyan

 

Arranged by Kool & the Gang

Produced by K.G.Productions

Executive Producer: Ronald Bell

 

Engineers: H.Goldberg/T. Rosiello/B. Clearwater

Mixing: Terry Rosiello

Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Photography: Bill Perronneau Simon De Cherpitel

Design: Frank Daniel

Packege Redesign by Mark Weinberg

 

Recoded at: Media Sound

 

All Song Published by: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

All selections - BMI

 

Originaly released March 20, 1976 on De-Lite DE-2018

 

 

 

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