(1996) Jam

Ohio Players

... read morePolygram couldn't be hurting for cash, or could they? This recording has all the elements of a cash cow. It's advertised as the Ohio Players' jammin' in the studio; it's most likely a rehearsal for a live-on-stage recording. If you have the Ohio Players' albums, cassettes, or CDs, or one of their...

58′:29″ 11 Songs

1
Merry Go Round (Remix)
Ohio Players
4:51
2
Love Rollercoaster (Extended Version)
Ohio Players
5:57
3
Alone
Ohio Players
8:02
4
Skin Tight (Album Version)
Ohio Players
4:34
5
Fopp (Edit)
Ohio Players
4:27
6
Magic Trick (Edit)
Ohio Players
3:53
7
Good Luck Charm (Edit)
Ohio Players
7:43
8
Fire
Ohio Players
11:00
9
O-H-I-O (Remix)
Ohio Players
3:48
10
Sugar's Blues (Album Version)
Ohio Players
2:49
11
O-H-I-O (Reprise)
Ohio Players
1:25
Released 01 January 1996, ℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Review

Polygram couldn't be hurting for cash, or could they? This recording has all the elements of a cash cow. It's advertised as the Ohio Players' jammin' in the studio; it's most likely a rehearsal for a live-on-stage recording. If you have the Ohio Players' albums, cassettes, or CDs, or one of their greatest-hits compilations, you already have the best versions of these songs. The liner notes claims these are new arrangements of their old hits, but the changes are so slight you won't even notice them. That Polygram thinks the public wants 11 minutes of "Fire" is a problem in itself. Unless you're just a hopelessly addicted Ohio Player fanatic and have to possess everything and anything with their name stamped on it, avoid this. ~ Andrew Hamilton