- Released: January 25, 2000
- Label: Island / Mercury
- 1.Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
- 3.I Don't Believe You Wanna Get up and Dance (Oops!)
- 4.Party Train
- 5.You Dropped a Bomb on Me
- 6.Early in the Morning
- 7.Yearning For Your Love
- 9.Season's No Reason to Change
- 10.Steppin' (Out)
Producers: Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Sean Ross.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Universal Music Studios East).
Personnel: Charlie Wilson (vocals, keyboards, snare drum, percussion, background vocals); Ronnie Wilson (trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, percussion, background vocals); Robert Wilson (percussion, background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Suha Gur.
Liner Note Author: Sean Ross.
Except for a few minor differences -- a couple of different track selections, two fewer songs -- 20th Century Masters largely duplicates The Best of the Gap Band, which means that it isn't a bad compilation at all, just a largely unnecessary one. It's mostly a toss-up as to which is better, although The Best of the Gap Band may have a slight edge due to its inclusion of a couple of 12" versions, as well as the fact that it has two more songs than 20th Century Masters. ~ Steve Huey