David Ruffin The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection
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  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Motown


  • Buy for $1.291.My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
  • Buy for $1.292.I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved
  • Buy for $1.293.The Double Cross
  • Buy for $1.294.World Of Darkness
  • Buy for $1.295.Pieces Of A Man
  • Buy for $0.996.I'm So Glad I Fell For You
  • Buy for $1.297.I Miss You, Pt. 1
  • Buy for $1.298.Common Man
  • Buy for $1.299.A Little More Trust
  • Buy for $1.2910.No Matter Where
  • Buy for $1.2911.Walk Away From Love
  • Buy for $0.9912.Heavy Love
  • Buy for $0.9913.Statue Of A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9914.Who I Am
  • Buy for $0.9915.Everything's Coming Up Love
  • Buy for $0.9916.On And Off
  • Buy for $0.9917.Just Let Me Hold You For A Night
  • Buy for $0.9918.You're My Peace Of Mind
  • Buy for $0.9919.Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Let Somebody Love Me

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Producers include: Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Van McCoy, Berry Gordy, Ivy Jo Hunter.
Compilation producer: Henry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Kevin Reeves at PolyGram Studios, Edison, New Jersey.
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Arrangers: Paul Riser; Van McCoy; Wade Marcus; David Van De Pitte.
For David Ruffin, leaving the Temptations in the early 1970s to pursue a solo career was taking a gamble. Like Eddie Kendricks (who did the same thing), Ruffin was asked whether or not he was sure he wanted to leave such a successful group. But the soul singer had some fine moments as a solo artist, a fact that is illustrated by this CD. Released in 1998, The Ultimate Collection focuses on Ruffin's post-Temptations work in the 1970s. There's a lot to admire in this good- to excellent-anthology, which ranges from his hits "Walk Away from Love" and "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)," to a pleasing cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "I Miss You." The late soul man was a master of dramatic tearjerkers, and the emotional, heart-on-his-sleeve approach serves him quite well on "Pieces of a Man" (not to be confused with the Gil Scott-Heron song), "World of Darkness," and "No Matter Where." If you've never experienced the pleasures of Ruffin's solo years, The Ultimate Collection would be the most appropriate starting point. ~ Alex Henderson

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  • Sales Rank: 6,776
  • UPC: 731453095922
  • Shipping Weight: 0.38/lbs (approx)
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