Personnel includes: Winston "Burning Spear" Rodney (vocals); Earl "Chinna" Smith, Valentine "Tony" Chin, Bertram "Ranchie" McLean, Devon Bradshaw, Linvall Jarrett (guitar); Carlton Samuels (flute); Herman Marquis (alto saxophone); Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall (tenor saxophone); Dean Fraser (saxophone); Bobby Ellis, Dick Cuthell (trumpet); Vincent "Don D. Junior" Gordon (trombone); Tyrone "Organ D" Downie, Bernard "Touter" Harvey (piano, organ, Clavinet); Earl "Wire" Lindo (keyboards); Robbie Shakespeare, Anston "Family Man" Barrett, George Oban (bass); Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Sly Dunbar, Nelson Miller (drums); Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, Noel "Skully" Simms (percussion); Rupert Wellington, Delroy Hines (background vocals).
Producers include: Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo, Winston Rodney, Karl Pitterson, Anston "Family Man" Barnett, Nelson Miller.
Compilation producer: Dana G. Smart.
Includes liner notes by Chuck Foster.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (Universal Mastering Studios West, North Hollywood, California).
Personnel: Delroy Hines, Winston Rodney (vocals); Devon Bradshaw, Brinsley Forde (guitar); Carlton Samuels (flute); Dean Fraser (saxophone); Tyrone Downie (alto saxophone); Bobby Ellis (trumpet, horns); Chico Chin (trumpet); Vin Gordon (trombone); Egbert Evans (horns); Richard G. Johnson (piano); Courtney Hemmings, Robert Lyn (keyboards); Nelson Miller (drums, percussion); Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (drums); Alvin Haughton, Noel "Scully" Simms, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Chuck Foster.
Photographer: Adrian Boot.
Burning Spear's Ultimate Collection focuses mostly on his mid- to late-'70s output -- the Marcus Garvey, Man in the Hills, Dry & Heavy, and Social Living albums -- along with a few choice selections from his early-'80s albums, Hail H.I.M. and The Fittest of the Fittest. ~ Jason Birchmeier