- Released: January 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Arista
- 1.Betcha By Golly Wow (Single Version)
- 2.Loving You - Losing You (Single Version)
- 3.I Don't Want To Lose You
- 4.Somewhere In My Lifetime
- 5.Here's That Rainy Day
- 6.You Know How To Love Me (Single Version)
- 7.Under Your Spell
- 8.Can't We Fall In Love Again
- 9.Just Another Face In The Crowd
- 10.The Love Too Good Last
- 11.Riding The Tiger
- 12.Old Friend
- 13.Living All Alone
- 14.Don't Wanna Change The World
- 15.Living In Confusion (Single Version)
- 16.I Refuse To Be Lonely
- 17.Meet Me On The Moon
Producers include: Barry Manilow, James Mtume, Reginald Lucas, Norman Connors, Thom Bell, Narada Michael Walden.
Compilation producer: Rob Santos.
Recorded between 1977 & 1995. Includes liner notes by David Nathan.
Liner Note Author: David Nathan.
Arrangers: Dexter Wansel; Hubert Eaves III; John Davis ; Jerry Peters; Onaje Allan Gumbs; Thom Bell.
Out of all the Phyllis Hyman compilations -- of which there were roughly a dozen floating around by early 2004 -- Ultimate Phyllis Hyman is one of the more desirable looks at the singer's career. This works as an abbreviated version of 1996's two-disc The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman, and it focuses on the hits that were most popular, all the while including a handful of album cuts. Since it considers her stints with numerous labels (Buddah, Philadelphia International, Arista, Zoo), it holds an advantage over a number of compilations that rely on a specific era. "Loving You, Losing You," "Can't We Fall in Love Again," "Don't Wanna Change the World," and "Living in Confusion" are included, along with 13 others. ~ Andy Kellman