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The Best of Mandrill


Download links and information about The Best of Mandrill by Mandrill. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 50:12 minutes.

Artist: Mandrill
Release date: 1975
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 50:12
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No. Title Length
1. Ape Is High 5:34
2. Fencewalk 5:32
3. Git It All 4:31
4. Hang Loose 4:48
5. Mandrill 4:22
6. Cohelo 1:45
7. Mango Meat 4:43
8. Symphonic Revolutions 5:17
9. Children of the Sun 4:59
10. House of Wood 4:34
11. I Refuse to Smile 4:07



Rounding up the greatest grooves from the band's first five albums, right up until it left for United Artists in 1975, The Best of Mandrill is a top compilation for one of the most freewheeling bands of the early '70s. Unsurprisingly for a funk group, Mandrill excelled at recording catchy, well-played material with deep grooves, though unlike many bands, all of it was tempered by an experimentalist bent and a restless desire to explore many different avenues (occasionally in the same song). The compilation opens perfectly with "Ape Is High," "Fencewalk," "Git It All," and "Hang Loose" — the band's four biggest hits, and (not a coincidence) its four greatest songs. The other seven tracks aren't always the best available: "Mango Meat" and its self-titled debut single are solid choices, but substituting a pair of album tracks ("House of Wood," "I Refuse to Smile") for the R&B hits "Positive Thing" and "The Road to Love" doesn't make much sense. Most importantly, though, The Best of Mandrill includes every song Mandrill's known for, in a punchy sequencing that does justice to the band's uncommon style.