A Collection of His Greatest Hits

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As a producer, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has transformed the sound of modern pop and R&B with his hummable hooks and subtle melodies -- everyone from Madonna "Take a Bow" to Whitney Houston "Im Your Baby Tonight" to Eric Clapton "Change the World" has enlisted his hit-making services. And as a business-savvy record label executive, Edmonds helped launch the platinum-selling careers of Toni Braxton and TLC. In addition to his impressive songwriting and production credits, however, Babyface is also an accomplished, Grammy award-winning artist with a string of Top 40 hits including the sexy, saxophone-spiked groove "For the Cool in You," the sentimental acoustic guitar ballad "When Can I See You," and the moving,...
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As a producer, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has transformed the sound of modern pop and R&B with his hummable hooks and subtle melodies -- everyone from Madonna "Take a Bow" to Whitney Houston "Im Your Baby Tonight" to Eric Clapton "Change the World" has enlisted his hit-making services. And as a business-savvy record label executive, Edmonds helped launch the platinum-selling careers of Toni Braxton and TLC. In addition to his impressive songwriting and production credits, however, Babyface is also an accomplished, Grammy award-winning artist with a string of Top 40 hits including the sexy, saxophone-spiked groove "For the Cool in You," the sentimental acoustic guitar ballad "When Can I See You," and the moving, anti-domestic abuse duet with Stevie Wonder, "How Come, How Long." This classy Collection of His Greatest Hits is a necessity for any member of Face's loyal female fanbase, whom the sensitive balladeer has wooed with the romantic sentiments of the seductive "Whip Appeal," the faithful pledge "Never Keeping Secrets," and the "I'll buy your clothes and pay your rent" promises of "Soon As I Get Home." Not many men can live up to the standard of perfection set by the irresistible Babyface, but at least this tender lover helps keep the dream alive. Tracy E. Hopkins
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As can be expected with a Babyface retrospective, the songs are top notch and the production is excellent. At his peak in the mid-'90s, Babyface was arguably the American music industry's hottest producer/songwriter. He also established himself as a top-rate balladeer, as evidenced by the songs on this selection. "Everytime I Close My Eyes," "Never Keeping Secrets," and "When Can I See You" are quintessential slow jam Babyface. His up-tempo numbers, such as "It's No Crime" and the Shalamar cover, "This Is for the Lover in You," are just as engaging. However, despite the inclusion of some of his best ballads and up-tempo hits, this album suffers from several glaring omissions, and leaves one hoping for a more complete product, or at least a second volume to complement what's lacking in this one. Glaring omissions include two hits from his Tender Lover album, those being "My Kinda Girl" and the title track. Incidentally, both those songs were remixed and greatly improved when released as singles, so their inclusion on this hits package would have been a huge bonus for the singer's fans. Other omissions include his hit duet with Pebbles, "Love Makes Things Happen," his hit duet with Toni Braxton, "Give U My Heart," early singles "Mary Mack" and "Lovers," later singles "And Our Feelings" and "Rock Bottom," as well as his har- to-find duet with Lisa Stansfield, "Dream Away," and his Top Ten hit with protégé Jon B., "Someone to Love." Omitting those songs in favor of non-hit album tracks such as "Soon as I Get Home" seems a tad bewildering. For completists, this collection is thoroughly lacking, but for the casual listener, it's a pleasure nonetheless. As a final note, two new songs are included, "When Men Grow Old" and "Reason for Breathing," as well as a live, unplugged version of a hit he wrote for Eric Clapton, "Change the World."
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  • Release Date: 11/14/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998513228
  • Catalog Number: 85132

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Babyface Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Howard Hewett Background Vocals
Jody Watley Background Vocals
Kenny G Saxophone
Gerald Albright Tenor Saxophone
Marc Nelson Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Shanice Background Vocals
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Ray Brown Trumpet
Mariah Carey Background Vocals
Eric Clapton Track Performer
Sheila E. Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Melvin Edmonds Background Vocals
Reggie Griffin Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
Larry Jackson Saxophone
Wayne Linsey Keyboards
Greg Phillinganes Piano
L.A. Reid Percussion, Drums
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Bo Watson Keyboards
Stevie Wonder Harmonica, Background Vocals
Kevin Roberson Bass Guitar, Synthesizer Bass
Reggie C. Young Trombone
Lynn Linsey Background Vocals
Beverly Crowder Background Vocals
Kevon Edmonds Background Vocals
De Rock Percussion
Jeffrey Daniels Vocals
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, drum programming, Executive Producer
Bill Meyers Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Keith Andes Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Mariah Carey Vocal Arrangements
Jon Gass Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
LL Cool J Producer
Donald Parks Programming
L.A. Reid Producer, drum programming
David Rideau Engineer
Thom Russo Engineer
Mike Scott Engineer
Daryl Simmons Producer
Joshua Thompson Producer
Jim "Z" Zumpano Engineer
Ramon Hervey II Executive Producer
Bryce Wilson drum programming
Joe Thomas Producer
Novak Art Direction
Marc Bennett Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Babyface

    Love the greatest hits!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you love great song with great lyrics and vocals look no futher. From ''This is for the Cool'' to ''when Men Grow Old'' this album is packed with ALL HIS HITS. GO ON BABYFACE!!!

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