- Released: October 20, 1998
- Label: EMI Gold Imports
Q - 11/93, p.1423 Stars (out of 5)
- "...[CAPITOL GOLD] collects the best of [Ashford & Simpson's] own output..."
- 1.It Seems To Hang On
- 2.Found A Cure
- 3.Street Corner
- 4.Love It Away
- 5.I'll Take The Whole World On
- 7.Experience (Love Had No Face)
- 8.My Kinda Pick Me Up
- 10.Outta The World
- 12.Count Your Blessings
- 13.Nobody Walks In L.A.
- 14.Love Or Physical
- 15.Cookies And Cake
- 16.I'll Be There For You
Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
Digitally remastered by Wally Traugott (Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California).
Liner Note Author: David Nathan.
Ashford & Simpson scored 33 entries on the R&B singles charts between 1973 and 1990, all but one of them on Warner Bros. or Capitol. This compilation licenses the two biggest hits from the duo's tenure at Warner, "It Seems to Hang On" and "Found a Cure," both of which hit the Top Ten, and features the eight Capitol titles that made the R&B Top 40 -- "Street Corner," "Love It Away," "High-Rise," "Solid," "Outta the World," "Babies," "Count Your Blessings," and "I'll Be There for You." There are also six tracks culled from the five Capitol albums, bringing the disc's time to over 71 minutes. In other words, this is about as comprehensive an overview of A&S's career as could be managed by one label on one disc. There are good biographical liner notes by compiler David Nathan. ~ William Ruhlmann