Best of Blue

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first hits compilation from the R&B/pop four-piece, The Best of Blue is a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most successful boy bands of the early noughties. Released just before they announced their split in 2004, it features their three U.K. number ones, "Too Close," "If You Come Back," and the Elton John duet "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," plus nine other Top 20 hits including the Stevie Wonder collaboration "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," the Notorious B.I.G.-sampling "Fly By II," and the Gary Barlow-penned "Guilty." Five previously unreleased tracks are also included, alongside the All Rise album track "Best in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first hits compilation from the R&B/pop four-piece, The Best of Blue is a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most successful boy bands of the early noughties. Released just before they announced their split in 2004, it features their three U.K. number ones, "Too Close," "If You Come Back," and the Elton John duet "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," plus nine other Top 20 hits including the Stevie Wonder collaboration "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," the Notorious B.I.G.-sampling "Fly By II," and the Gary Barlow-penned "Guilty." Five previously unreleased tracks are also included, alongside the All Rise album track "Best in Me."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2004
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724387488328
  • Catalog Number: 8748832
  • Sales rank: 108,447

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Rise (3:44)
  2. 2 Too Close (3:48)
  3. 3 If You Come Back (3:25)
  4. 4 Fly by II (3:50)
  5. 5 One Love (3:26)
  6. 6 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (3:30)
  7. 7 U Make Me Wanna (3:41)
  8. 8 Guilty (3:47)
  9. 9 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (3:35)
  10. 10 Breathe Easy (3:42)
  11. 11 Bubblin' (3:44)
  12. 12 Curtain Falls (4:04)
  13. 13 Get Down on It (4:37)
  14. 14 Love at First Sight (3:58)
  15. 15 Best in Me (3:14)
  16. 16 A Chi Mi Dice (4:36)
  17. 17 You & Me Bubblin' - Linkup (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue Primary Artist
Elton John Vocals, Piano (Grand)
Cutfather Keyboards
Martin Harrington Keyboards
Phil Hudson Acoustic Guitar
John Themis Guitar
Stevie Wonder Keyboards, Vocals
Simon Hale Conductor
Ash Howes Keyboards
Lars Jensen Percussion
Martin Larsson Percussion
Ray Ruffin Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Glen Scott Keyboards
Keith Uddin Keyboards
Yvonne John Lewis Background Vocals
Josh Guitar
Ulf Forsberg Concert Master
Craig Hardy Guitar, Keyboards
LaReece Rap
Awsa Vocals
Damien Egan Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Stockholm Session Strings Strings
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
James "J.T." Taylor Composer
Lee Garrett Composer
Khalis Bayyan Producer
Robert "Kool" Bell Composer
George "Funky" Brown Composer
R. Brown Composer
Pete Craigie Producer
Cutfather Producer, Remixing
Kaygee Gist Composer
Martin Harrington Programming, Producer
Ishama Hope Composer
Derrick James Composer
Henrik Janson String Arrangements, String Conductor
Eliot Kennedy Composer
Stevie Lange Vocal Producer
Darren Lighty Composer
Denzil Miller Composer
Bill Padley Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Charles Smith Composer
L. Michael Smith Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas Composer
K. Walker Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Syreeta Wright Composer
Dick Beetham Mastering
Simon Hale String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Brass Conductor
Femi Jiya Engineer
J.B. Moore Composer
John Davis Mastering
Gary Barlow Composer
Tim Donovan Vocal Engineer
Ash Howes Programming, Producer
Lars Jensen Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Kjell Arne Joergensen Composer
Ron Warshow Engineer
Stargate Producer
Martin Larsson Programming, Instrumentation
Ray Ruffin Programming, Producer
Samuel Webbe Composer
Ned Douglas beats
Neil Tucker Vocal Engineer
Keith Uddin Engineer
Lee Brennan Composer
Hallgeir Rustan Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway Composer
Josh Programming, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
John Reid Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Craig Hardy Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Tim Woodcock Composer
Tiziano Ferro Adaptation
Duncan James Composer
Obi Programming, Instrumentation
Mikkel SE Composer, Instrumentation
Cliff Masterson String Arrangements, String Conductor
Jem Godfrey Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Hugh Goldsmith Executive Producer, Management
Reece Gilmore Programming, drum programming
Leigh Guest Producer
Damien Egan Programming, Producer
Fran├žois Welgryn Adaptation
Uli Janson String Arrangements, String Conductor
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