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Gap Band VII is the ninth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1985 on Total Experience Records. The album includes the single from original Jerry Peters's song "Going In Circles". As AllMusic's Amy Hanson said in her review of the album, "The band was quickly back to business across the eminently catchy tunes "Automatic Brain" and "Ooh, What a Feeling," leaving both "L'il Red Funkin' Hood" and "Bumpin' Gum People," which features funkier vocals than listeners had heard from the band in quite some time, to round out the set with some good-old Gap Band sonics. Elsewhere, the band pulled a quiet storm trick out of their bag on "I Know We'll Make It"."

Gap Band VII
Gap Band VII.jpg
Studio album by The Gap Band
Released December 9, 1985
Genre R&B
Funk
Quiet Storm
Label Total Experience (original release)
Big Break Records (expanded CD reissue)
The Gap Band chronology
Gap Band VI
(1984)Gap Band VI1984
Gap Band VII
(1985)
Gap Band 8
(1986)Gap Band 81986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

The album was expanded and remastered in April 29, 2013 by Big Break Records including 6 additional bonus tracks.

Track listingEdit

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. Desire Jonah Ellis 5:35
2. Going In Circles Jerry Peters 4:30
3. Automatic Brain Anthony Walker, Charlie Wilson, Billy Young 5:01
4. L'il Red Junkin' Hood Anthony Walker, Charlie Wilson, Billy Young 5:26
5. Ooh, What A Feeling Jonah Ellis 4:17
6. I Want A Real Love Jonah Ellis 3:57
7. Bumpin' Gum People Charlie Wilson, Robert Lynn Wilson, Ronnie Wilson 4:35
8. I Know We'll Make It Raymond Calhoun 4:54
9. I Need Your Love Oliver Scott 3:42
10.* Desire (12' Special Remix) Jonah Ellis, Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Simmons 6:26
11.* Going in Circles (12' Long Version Remix) Jerry Peters 5:33
12.* Automatic Brain (12' Club Mix) Anthony Walker, Charlie Wilson, Billy Young 7:41
13.* Desire (12' Dub Mix) Jonah Ellis, Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Simmons 6:28
14.* Going in Circles (12' Instrumental with Harmonica) Jerry Peters 5:14
15.* Automatic Brain (12' Rap Version) Anthony Walker, Charlie Wilson, Billy Young 5:52

(*) Bonus tracks on the remastered version

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