- Released: May 19, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Island / Mercury
- 1.Make It Last
- 2.(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind
- 3.Honey Wild
- 4.Promise You Love
- 5.Straight From The Heart
- 6.Love's Train
- 7.Baby, I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)
- 8.All Up To You
- 10.I'll Set You Out O.K.
- 11.I'm Leaving Baby
- 12.California 1
Con Funk Shun: Michael Cooper (vocal, guitar, synthesizer); Felton Pilate II (vocals, trombone, guitar, synthesizer); Paul Harrell (saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals); Karl Fuller (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, vocals); Danny Thomas (keyboards, vocals); Cedric Martin (bass, vocals); Louis McCall (drums, percussion, vocals).
Producers: Skip Scarborough, Con Funk Shunk Eumir Deodato, Maurice Starr.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Tom Terrell.
Digitally remastered by Fred Meyer (Polygram Studios).
This is part of the Mercury Funk Essentials Series.
Personnel: Felton C. Pilate II (vocals, guitar, trombone, synthesizer); Paul Harrell (vocals, flute, saxophone, percussion); Karl Fuller (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion); Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas (vocals, keyboards); Louis McCall (vocals, drums, percussion); Cedric Martin (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Tom Terrell.
Arranger: Con Funk Shun.
Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate compiled The Ballads Collection, a selection of 12 romantic numbers the group have recorded over the years. The collection not only features singles like "(Let Me Put) Love on Your Mind" and "Baby I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)," it also has album tracks, making it an ideal choice for any listener looking for a romantic Con Funk Shun collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine