- Released: February 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 2.Heaven & Earth
- 3.Days Like This
- 5.All I Want
- 6.Never Too Busy
- 8.I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
- 10.While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- 11.Make Believe
- 13.For You
- 14.If You Could See Yourself (Through My Eyes)
- 15.Days Like This - (Rodney Jerkins remix, radio edit)
Personnel: Kenny Lattimore (vocals); Vidal Davis, Kenneth Crouch (various instruments, programming); Andre Harris, Herb Middleton, Kenny Lerum (various instruments); Georg Wadenius (acoustic guitar); Chuck Loeb, Glen Arthur, Tim Motzer, Josh Weinstein (guitar); Pat McClain (piano, bass); Frank McComb (Fender Rhodes piano, organ, background vocals); Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards, programming, background vocals); J. Dibbs (programming); Ron Grant, Tia Mintz (background vocals).
Producers include: J. Dibb, Kenny Lattimore, Vidal Davis, Herb Middleton, Matt Jones.
Compilation producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.
Recorded between 1995 & 1998. Includes liner notes by Gail Mitchell.
Before the whole neo-soul explosion, a whole camp of singer/songwriters in the R&B market made quality music minus all of the marketing fuss tagging them as the next big thing. Less than ten years into Kenny Lattimore's career, Columbia saw fit to release a greatest-hits compilation covering Lattimore's quiet but immensely successful R&B career. Like many of his forefathers and contemporaries, Lattimore has mastered the art of the smooth ballad and has made several of his influences more than widely known in his vocal delivery and productions (immediate and somewhat convenient comparisons would be to Marvin Gaye and Babyface). The idea of this being a best-of is plausible, but two albums do not a greatest-hits compilation make, especially considering the quality cuts from 2003's The Things That Lovers Do that could supplement the brief moments of filler here. With that in mind, those who missed out on From the Soul of Man and Lattimore's eponymously titled debut would be well served in checking this out for an excellent catch-up primer. ~ Rob Theakston