George Benson The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)

The Ultimate Collection (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: April 21, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Rhino

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Give Me the Night [Long Version]
  • 2.Lady Love Me (One More Time)
  • 3.Never Give Up on a Good Thing
  • 4.Love x Love
  • 5.Love Ballad
  • 6.Nature Boy
  • 7.This Masquerade
  • 8.On Broadway [Live]
  • 9.White Rabbit
  • 10.Breezin'
  • 11.Welcome Into My World
  • 12.What's on Your Mind
  • 13.Mimosa
  • 14.Off Broadway
  • 15.Gonna Love You More
  • 16.Unchained Melody
  • 17.The Greatest Love of All

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Turn Your Love Around
  • 2.In Your Eyes
  • 3.Shiver
  • 4.Inside Love (So Personal)
  • 5.20/20
  • 6.Love All the Hurt Away
  • 7.Feel Like Making Love
  • 8.Let's Do It Again
  • 9.The One for Me
  • 10.Kisses in the Moonlight
  • 11.Love Will Come Again - (featuring Chaka Khan)
  • 12.Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
  • 13.Being with You
  • 14.Moody's Mood - (featuring Patti Austin)
  • 15.God Bless the Child - (featuring Jill Scott)
  • 16.I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 17.Beyond the Sea [La Mer]
  • 18.When I Fall in Love - (featuring Idina Menzel)
  • 19.When Love Comes Calling

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Christian John Wikane.
The Ultimate Collection is quite different from the two-disc George Benson overviews that preceded it, including The George Benson Anthology. Like that 2000-released set, this one was also issued through Rhino, though there are only 17 tracks of overlap. The Ultimate Collection has even less in common with Legacy's The Essential George Benson (2006), which naturally favors Benson's Columbia and CTI output. The heart here is 1976-1983, an era during which Benson recorded for Warner and was regularly listed in the Top Ten of the Billboard R&B singles chart. All of those tremendous major hits are here, as are some less popular but solid A-sides and deeper cuts from that period. Only one selection, "White Rabbit," predates the 1976 commercial breakthrough "Breezin'," while several of Benson's varied albums from 20/20 through Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, released on Warner, GRP, and Concord, among other labels, are represented in some form. The smart selections, along with the liner notes, make for a fine representation of Benson's career from the late '70s through 2013. ~ Andy Kellman

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  • Sales Rank: 33,173
  • UPC: 081227955014
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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