SWV: Cheryl "Coko" Gamble, Tamara "Taj" Johnson, Leanne LeeLee" Lyons (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Puff Daddy, Redman (rap vocals); Kelly Price (background vocals).
Producers include: Brian Alexander Morgan, Allen "Allstar" Gordon Jr., Sean "Puffy" Combs, Genard Parker, Malik Pendleton.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Engineers include: Larry Funk, Franklyn Grant, Andrew Blakelock.
Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Brian Alexander Morgan (vocals, keyboards, drums, drum programming); LeAnne Lyons, Tamara Johnson, Cheryl Gamble (vocals, background vocals); Pharrell Williams (rap vocals); Angelo Quaglia, John T. Smith, Bernard Grobman, Rich Keller, Jeremy James (guitar); Michael Gregory (acoustic guitar, electric bass); Joel Campbell (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Genard Parker (keyboards, drum programming); Keith Winfield, Kevin Perez (keyboards); Freddy Levine (drums); Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Kenny Love, Kenny Love (programming); A.D. Perez (drum programming); Kelly Price (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Ernie Lake; Genard Parker; Ken Lewis ; Jean-Marie Horvat; Larry Funk; Malik Pendleton; Michael Patterson ; Tony Maserati ; Troy Hightower; Trauma Unit; Brian Alexander Morgan.
Audio Remixer: Teddy Riley.
Liner Note Author: Michael Hill.
Recording information: Axis Studio; Bam Jam Studios, Sacramento, CA; B-Section, Laguna Beach, CA; Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA; Cutting Room, New York, NY; Daddy's House Recording Studios, New York, NY; Greensweep Recording Studio, Sacramento, CA; Heads Up Recording Studios, NJ; Hit City Studio, New York, NY; Homeboy Recording, New York, NY; Quad Recording Studio, New York, NY; Reel Tyme recording; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Sound On Sound Recording Studios, New York, NY; Studio B, Sacramento, CA.
Editors: Angelo Quaglia; Greg Royal; Kenny Ort¡z.
Arranger: Jeremy Lubbock.
By the time The Best of SWV surfaced, the urban trio had long disappeared from the top of the charts after having scored tremendous success in the early '90s. This collection gathers up the trio's best hits from that golden era, reminding you just how wonderful SWV was for their time, even if time and changing trends made you forget about them. Rather than skim through the group's spotty albums, it's best to head straight for this best-of. Everything you need is here, succinctly gathering up the songs that made SWV one of the most successful urban acts of the early '90s. ~ Jason Birchmeier