- Released: February 2, 2004
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: UMVD Special Markets
- 1.Open Sesame - (original 12" extended version)
- 2.Love and Understanding - (original 12" extended version)
- 3.Mighty Mighty High - (12" Extended mix, previously unreleased)
- 4.Ladies Night - (original 12" version)
- 5.Get Down on It - (original 12" extended version)
- 6.Hangin' Out - (original 12" extended version)
- 7.Take My Heart (If You Want It) - (original 12" extended version)
- 8.Tonight - (Original 12" remix)
- 9.Fresh - (Original 12" remix)
- 10.Celebremos - (original 12" Spanish version) :: Celebration - (original 12" Spanish version)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Includes liner notes by Cleveland Brown.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Suha Gur (Universal Music Group Studios).
This is part of Mercury's Funk Essentials series.
Recording information: 1999.
Arranger: Kool & the Gang.
This collection of 12" tracks features a nice mix of the group's older, funkier stuff with its soul-pop hits of the '80s, including "Open Sesame," "Love and Understanding," "Get Down on It," "Tonight," and "Ladies Night." Many Gang fans will savor the tracks; casual fans may find this to be overkill. Those who have heard "Celebration" one time too many may still appreciate "Celebremos," Kool & the Gang's Spanish version of their greatest hit. ~ Gina Boldman