Track Listing: CD1: P. Funk 7:40 lyrics Up For the Down Stroke lyrics Bop Gun lyrics Dr. Funkenstein's Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication Medley: a) Let's Take It to The Stage b) Take Your Dead Ass Home (Say Som'n Nasty) Mothership Connection 6:13 lyrics Dr. Funkenstein 5:46 lyrics Testify 3:54 lyrics Mr. Wiggles lyrics Aqua Boogie (12") 9:23 lyrics All Your Goodies Are Gone lyrics Do That Stuff 4:48 lyrics Party People 4:40 lyrics CD2: Prelude lyrics Give Up The Funk lyrics Chocolate City lyrics Funkentelechy lyrics Theme From the Black Hole lyrics The Big Bang Theory lyrics Children of Production (live) lyrics Flash Light (12") 10:42 lyrics Ride On lyrics Fantasy Is Reality 6:38 Rumpofsteelskin 5:43 lyrics Agony of Defeet 6:23 lyrics Funkin' For Fun lyrics Reviews: RC: ****1/2Comments:
RC: A superb sampler for those uninitiated in the Funk. Also contains enough curious items (12" versions, single versions, different versions) to interest the diehard collector. The version of "Party People" is much better than the tedious album version. Credits can be found on prior albums, and times are only noted if they differ from the original album version. Includes a version of "Testify" with a longer guitar intro that's kinda nice. The 12" versions are of "Flash Light" and "Aqua Boogie" and both are somewhat interesting though nothing revelatory is revealed about either song. The packaging contains a number of great photos and some nice articles about Parliament, but doesn't really tell us anything essential. If you're only a casual collector, this has most of the important songs (but the absence of "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk" is greatly felt), but the sequencing of the songs is apparently random, so the coherency of the original albums is lost.