Personnel includes: Paul Anka, Anthea Anka, Celine Dion, Patti Labelle, Tom Jones, Tevin Campbell, Peter Cetera, Frank Sinatra (vocals); Kenny G (soprano saxophone); David Foster (keyboards); Barry Gibb, All For One, Warren Wiebe, Sergio Aranda, Francis Benitez, Lynn Davis, Leyla Hoyle, Philip Ingram, Kenny O'Brien (background vocals).
Producers: Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Dan Shea, Johnny Mandell.
Engineers include: David Reitzaz, David Gleeson, Al Schmitt.
Recorded at WallyWorld, San Francisco, California; Record Plant and Capitol Recording, Los Angeles, California; The Hit Factory, New York, New York;
Chartmaker Studio, Malibu, California.
This collection spans the career of the craftsman-like pop vocalist, including songs from several different phases of the singers career as well as a bit of new material. What makes A BODY OF WORK unusual is that it's more than just the usual greatest hits package. In fact, it eschews that approach entirely, in favor of a more aesthetic-oriented approach. While many of the cuts here may not be familiar to the casual listener, Anka fans will appreciate the album's in-depth look at Anka's work. Another interesting aspect of BODY OF WORK is that most of the tracks are duets, with everyone from Celine Dion to Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra himself, and these cuts offer a glimpse at how Anka operates in varied musical circumstances. For those who think Anka's sound is anchored to the past, the 1998-recorded "She's My Woman, She's My Friend" proves otherwise.