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Gap Band 8 is the 10th album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1986 on Total Experience Records. It is the first (and only) album in the band's self-titled series to be subtitled with a regular number instead of a Roman numeral, as well as their final self-titled album.

Gap Band 8
Gap Band 8.jpg
Studio album by The Gap Band
Released 1986
Studio Total Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B
Funk
Quiet Storm
Label Total Experience (original release)
Big Break Records (expanded CD reissue)
The Gap Band chronology
Gap Band VII
(1985)Gap Band VII1985
Gap Band 8
(1986)
Straight from the Heart
(1987)Straight from the Heart1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

The album includes the singles "Big Fun", "How Music Came About" and "Zibble, Zibble (Get the Money)" (also known as "Get Loose, Get Funky"). The album was expanded and remastered in 2011 by Big Break Records including 6 additional bonus tracks.

Track ListingEdit

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. Big Fun Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 6:49
2. I Can't Live Without Your Love Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Adams 4:36
3. Get Loose, Get Funky Charlie Wilson, Morris Rente, Rudy Taylor 5:26
4. Don't Take It Away Oliver Scott 4:04
5. Keep Holding On Oliver Scott 4:23
6. I'll Always Love You Dorian Williams 3:59
7. Bop B Da B Da Da John Black 4:36
8. I Owe It To Myself Jimmy Hamilton, Maurice Hayes, Ted Rabb 4:35
9.* Big Fun [Mega Mix][Bonus Track] Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 8:42
10.* Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money Now) (aka: Get Loose, Get Funky) [Dub-Zibble Money Mix][Bonus Track] Charlie Wilson, Morris Rente, Rudy Taylor 5:40
11.* Bop B Da B Da Da (How Music Came About) [Extended Version) [Bonus Track] John Black 5:42
12.* I Owe It To Myself [Remix][Bonus Track] Jimmy Hamilton, Maurice Hayes, Ted Rabb 6:34
13.* Big Fun [Serious Dub Mix][Bonus Track] Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 7:09
14.* Big Fun [Bandolero Mix][Bonus Track] Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 7:06

(*) Bonus tracks on the remastered version

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