20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Barry White

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This midline-priced compilation attempts to survey Barry White's recording career from 1973-1999, giving equal weight to different periods of that time as if they were equally successful. That's what can happen when the artist is involved in the selection of a compilation; White is credited as compilation producer along with Universal's Harry Weinger in what may be his final contemporary album credit he died while the disc was in production. As a result, "Staying Power," which peaked at number 45 on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart in 1999, is included, but not "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," which topped both the pop and R&B charts in 1975. As ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This midline-priced compilation attempts to survey Barry White's recording career from 1973-1999, giving equal weight to different periods of that time as if they were equally successful. That's what can happen when the artist is involved in the selection of a compilation; White is credited as compilation producer along with Universal's Harry Weinger in what may be his final contemporary album credit he died while the disc was in production. As a result, "Staying Power," which peaked at number 45 on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart in 1999, is included, but not "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," which topped both the pop and R&B charts in 1975. As such, the collection must be viewed more as a sampler than a true best-of, and even at the discount price consumers would be better advised to pay the extra bucks it takes to pick up one of White's earlier compilations -- Barry White's Greatest Hits or All Time Greatest Hits -- instead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602498605196
  • Catalog Number: 000088402
  • Sales rank: 13,594

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry White Primary Artist
Jack Perry Conductor
John Roberts Conductor
Technical Credits
Gerald LeVert Composer, Producer
Barry White Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gene Page Arranger
Edwin Nicholas Composer
Jack Perry Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Suha Gur Remastering
Mark Hanauer Cover Photo
Tony Nicholas Producer
Vance Wilson Composer
John Roberts Orchestration
Austin Croom Johnson Composer
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