20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Preston

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After kicking around on various labels for half a dozen years and developing a reputation as a stellar sideman, Billy Preston finally broke through to mass success as a recording artist with the instrumental "Outa-Space" on A&M Records in 1972, and he had a string of other hits over the next several years, including the chart-toppers "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing From Nothing." This discount-priced best-of features all of his Top 20 pop and R&B hits, including the 1979 duet with Syreeta, "With You I'm Born Again," a Top Five hit on the Motown subsidiary Tamla that now resides in the Universal vaults along with the A&M catalog. In addition to ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After kicking around on various labels for half a dozen years and developing a reputation as a stellar sideman, Billy Preston finally broke through to mass success as a recording artist with the instrumental "Outa-Space" on A&M Records in 1972, and he had a string of other hits over the next several years, including the chart-toppers "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing From Nothing." This discount-priced best-of features all of his Top 20 pop and R&B hits, including the 1979 duet with Syreeta, "With You I'm Born Again," a Top Five hit on the Motown subsidiary Tamla that now resides in the Universal vaults along with the A&M catalog. In addition to his hits, Preston also co-wrote the ballad standard "You Are So Beautiful," and his version is included here. Though never a major hit, his "That's the Way God Planned It," recorded for the Beatles' Apple label, was a signature song for him. That track is not in the Universal vaults, but he did record a live version for A&M that has been included. Thus, the 11 tracks here give a good sense of the highlights of Billy Preston's career as a frontman during the 1970s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 606949329327
  • Catalog Number: 493293
  • Sales rank: 2,892

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Preston Primary Artist
Syreeta Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Preston Producer
James Di Pasquale Producer
David Shire Producer
Erick Labson Mastering
Bill DeYoung Liner Notes
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