Personnel includes: Babyface (vocals, keyboards, programming); Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J (vocals); Michael Thompson (guitar); Kenny G, Larry Jackson (saxophone); Ray Brown, Oscar Brashear (trumpet); Reggie Young (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Kevin Roberson (bass); L.A. Reid (drums, percussion, programming); De'Rock (percussion); Mariah Carey, Jody Watley, Shanice Wilson, Marc Nelson, Howard Hwell, Jeffery Daniels (background vocals).
Producers include: Babyface, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Joe Thomas, Joshua P. Thompson.
Engineers: Brad Gilderman, Jon Gass, Jim Zumpano.
Personnel: Babyface (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Reggie Griffin (vocals, guitar, saxophone); Jeffrey Daniels (vocals); Michael Thompson (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica, background vocals); Larry Jackson, Kenny G (saxophone); Gerald Albright (tenor saxophone); Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown (trumpet); Reggie C. Young (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (piano); Wayne Linsey, Bo Watson (keyboards); Kevin Roberson (bass synthesizer, bass guitar); L.A. Reid (drums, percussion, drum programming); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); De Rock, Sheila E. (percussion); Donald Parks (programming); Bryce Wilson (drum programming); Howard Hewett, Lynn Linsey, Jody Watley, Kevon Edmonds, Marc Nelson, Mariah Carey, Melvin Edmonds, Shanice, Beverly Crowder (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Way; Jon Gass; Barney Perkins.
Recording information: Crave Studios, NY., NY; Elumba Recording, Los Angeles, CA; Galaxy Sound; M'Bila Studios, Hollywood, CA; Studio LaCoCo, Atlanta, GA; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; The TraKen Place, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Randee Saint Nicholas.
Known the world over for his successful songwriting and production career, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is also a fine performing artist in his own right. His evolution and development as a singer, songwriter, and musician can be heard in A COLLECTION OF HIS GREATEST HITS.
Packed with smash hits like "For the Cool in You," "When Can I See You," "I Love You Babe," and "It's No Crime," COLLECTION is a testament to a career that still has far to go. Also included here is a previously unreleased version of "Change the World," recorded for Babyface's MTV's UNPLUGGED sessions and including appearances from Eric Clapton, Sheila E., and Babyface's brothers Kevon and Melvin. Other featured songs include "This is For the Lover in You," "Never Keeping Secrets," and "Reason For Breathing," one of two new tracks recorded for this retrospective.