Greatest Hits: 1980-1994

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
This compilation collects the Queen of Soul's biggest hits from 1980-1994, after she left her legendary tenure with Atlantic and moved on to Arista. The material collected here is not quite as essential as her Atlantic recordings -- instead, the focus seems to weigh heavily toward middle-of-the-road, adult contemporary soul pop, which continued to translate into chart success, albeit a little more sporadic. This album includes her '80s smashes "Freeway of Love," "Jump to It," "Who's Zoomin' Who," "Another Night," and "Jimmy Lee," as well as her chart-topping 1987 duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," and her adult contemporary hit duet with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
This compilation collects the Queen of Soul's biggest hits from 1980-1994, after she left her legendary tenure with Atlantic and moved on to Arista. The material collected here is not quite as essential as her Atlantic recordings -- instead, the focus seems to weigh heavily toward middle-of-the-road, adult contemporary soul pop, which continued to translate into chart success, albeit a little more sporadic. This album includes her '80s smashes "Freeway of Love," "Jump to It," "Who's Zoomin' Who," "Another Night," and "Jimmy Lee," as well as her chart-topping 1987 duet with George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," and her adult contemporary hit duet with Michael McDonald, "Everchanging Times." Also included is the soulful "Doctor's Orders" with ace crooner Luther Vandross, and "United Together," the greatest song Whitney Houston never recorded. This collection is not free of annoying omissions, among those are her essential duet with Eurythmics, "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"; her hit duet with Elton John, "Through the Storm"; and her hit remake of the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash." That song, however, is included as a bonus track on select pressings of the album. A few new tracks are thrown in, including the Babyface-penned, assembly-line ballad "Willing to Forgive," which became her first American Top 40 hit in five years, and her version of the Clivelles and Cole club anthem "A Deeper Love," which went on to top the dance charts. The album closes with two live tracks, one being "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)" with Bonnie Raitt and Gloria Estefan, and the fantastically soulful "I Dreamed a Dream." Not a bad collection by any means, but some of the material is a little spotty, and it could have been quite better had they included all the hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2001
  • Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 743211620222
  • Catalog Number: 116202
  • Sales rank: 93,712

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Freeway of Love (5:53)
  2. 2 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - George Michael (4:00)
  3. 3 Jump to It (4:16)
  4. 4 Willing to Forgive (4:12)
  5. 5 Doctor's Orders - Luther Vandross (4:35)
  6. 6 United Together (5:03)
  7. 7 Who's Zoomin' Who (4:43)
  8. 8 A Deeper Love (4:35)
  9. 9 Honey (4:14)
  10. 10 Get It Right (4:15)
  11. 11 Another Night (4:29)
  12. 12 Ever Changing Times - Michael McDonald (4:55)
  13. 13 Jimmy Lee (5:47)
  14. 14 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Bonnie Raitt (5:07)
  15. 15 I Dreamed a Dream (5:10)
  16. 16 Jumpin' Jack Flash (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Keyboards
Gloria Estefan Track Performer
Michael McDonald Track Performer
George Michael Track Performer
Bonnie Raitt Track Performer
Luther Vandross Background Vocals, Track Performer
Ron Wood Guitar
Kenny G Tenor Saxophone
Nat Adderley Keyboards
Ronnie Cuber Musician
David Friedman Vibes
David Sancious Synthesizer
Alex Foster Musician
Burt Bacharach Keyboards
David Foster Keyboards
Clarence Clemons Saxophone
Ray Gomez Guitar
Charles Jackson Background Vocals
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Hubert Eaves III Keyboards
Jennifer Hall Background Vocals
The Sweet Inspirations Background Vocals
Lisa Fischer Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Skip Anderson Keyboards
Phillip Ballou Background Vocals
Ortheia Barnes Background Vocals
Tom Barney Musician
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Errol Crusher Bennett Conga
Michael Boddicker Keyboards
Margaret Branch Background Vocals
Estelle Brown Background Vocals
Cissy Houston Background Vocals
Robert Clivillés Percussion, Drums
Michelle Cobbs Background Vocals
David Cole Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tony Coleman Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Deborah Cooper Background Vocals
Brenda Corbett Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Frank Crawford Musician
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Kevin Dorsey Background Vocals
Nathan East Bass
Scott Edward Bass
Scott Edwards Bass
Lawrence Fratangelo Musician
Earl Gardner Musician
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Preston Glass Keyboards, Background Vocals, Vibes
Greg "Gigi" Gonaway Percussion, Tambourine
Ed Greene Drums
Everette Harp Saxophone
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Doc Powell Guitar
Yogi Horton Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
James Jamerson Bass
M. Birch Johnson Musician
Steve Kroon Conga, Triangle
Michael Lang Keyboards
Chuck Leavell Keyboards
Edie Lehmann Background Vocals
Yvonne Lewis Background Vocals
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Lou Marini Musician
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Marti McCall Background Vocals
Michael McGloiry Guitar
Narada Michael Walden Percussion, Piano, Drums
Jason Miles Keyboards
Marcus Miller Synthesizer, Bass, Rhythm
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Cynthia Mizelle Background Vocals
Dean Parks Guitar
Leon Pendarvis Conductor
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Vicki Randle Background Vocals
Keith Richards Guitar
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
Marc Russo Saxophone
Corrado Rustici Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar
Santana Rhythm Section Percussion
Sylvia Shemwell Background Vocals
Myrna Smith Background Vocals
Rudolph Stanfield Musician
Richard Tee Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Alfonso Thornton Background Vocals
Jeannie Tracey Background Vocals
Laundon Von Kendricks Background Vocals
Wayne Wallace Trombone
Brenda White Background Vocals
Bobby Wooten Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass, Keyboard Synthesizer, Synthesizer Strings
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Randy Jackson Bass Guitar, Synthesizer Bass
Rick Iantosca Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Theodore Richard White Musician
Alan Prubin Musician
David Earl Taylor Musician
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius Guitar
Technical Credits
Babyface Producer, drum programming
C+C Music Factory Arranger, Producer
Aretha Franklin Producer
Mick Jagger Composer
Bonnie Raitt Introduction
Rod Stewart Introduction
Luther Vandross Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Larry Williams Programming, Producer
Burt Bacharach Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Producer
David Taylor Contributor
Hubert Eaves III Composer, drum programming
Ray Bardani Engineer
Michael Boddicker Programming, Producer
Alain Boublil Composer
Michael Brauer Engineer
Paul Brown Engineer
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Simon Climie Composer
Robert Clivillés Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Cole Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Conley Producer
Ricky Crespo Programming, Producer
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Lee DeCarlo Engineer
Maureen Droney Engineer
Larry Frantangelo Contributor
Preston Glass drum programming
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Michael Iacopelli Engineer
James Jamerson Basic Track
Frank Kejmar Engineer
Robbie Kondor Contributor
Steve Lillywhite Engineer
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Marcus Miller rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Dennis Morgan Composer
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Contributor
L.A. Reid Producer, drum programming
Keith Richards Composer, Producer
Bob Rosa Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg Composer
Daryl Simmons Producer
Harold Wheeler Arranger
Bobby Wooten Producer, drum programming, rhythm arrangement
Jim "Z" Zumpano Engineer
Benjamin F. Wright Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Nathan Liner Notes
David Frazer Engineer
Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown Producer
Walter Afanasieff Programming, Producer
Maude Gilman Art Direction
Edward James Olmos Introduction
Ken Ehrlich Producer
Jason Shablik Engineer
Susan Mendola Art Direction
Lee Decarlos Engineer
Herbert Kretzmer Composer
Jim Lebadd Cover Art
Jean-Marc Natel Composer
Chuck Jackson Producer
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