Greatest Hits [A&M]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Brenda Russell's angelic voice is so engaging and pleasing that she could sing the ingredients in a Bon Appetit recipe and still get off a good take. Her voice is perfect for contemporary pop, not too light or too heavy, and while appreciated by her peers, she's far from being a household name despite a strong cult legacy. Greatest Hits summarizes Russell's best, featuring only ten songs, while showcasing her other skills: producing, musicianship, arranging, and drum programming. The best of the greatest include "Piano in the Dark," a slightly funky "Dinner with Gershwin," and romantic flights "If Only for One Night," and "Le ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Brenda Russell's angelic voice is so engaging and pleasing that she could sing the ingredients in a Bon Appetit recipe and still get off a good take. Her voice is perfect for contemporary pop, not too light or too heavy, and while appreciated by her peers, she's far from being a household name despite a strong cult legacy. Greatest Hits summarizes Russell's best, featuring only ten songs, while showcasing her other skills: producing, musicianship, arranging, and drum programming. The best of the greatest include "Piano in the Dark," a slightly funky "Dinner with Gershwin," and romantic flights "If Only for One Night," and "Le Restaurant."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/1994
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021539648
  • Catalog Number: 5396

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piano In The Dark (5:20)
  2. 2 So Good, So Right (3:24)
  3. 3 Kiss Me With The Wind (4:28)
  4. 4 Get Here (4:57)
  5. 5 Dinner With Gershwin (4:33)
  6. 6 Stop Running Away (5:25)
  7. 7 If Only For One Night (4:16)
  8. 8 Way Back When (4:24)
  9. 9 Justice In Truth (4:22)
  10. 10 Le Restaurant - David Sanborn (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brenda Russell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Matthew Wilder Synthesizer
Victor Feldman Percussion
Joe Sample Piano, fender rhodes
David Sanborn Track Performer
Janne Schaffer Synthesizer, Synthesizer Guitar
Ray Obiedo Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Michael Ruff Synthesizer
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Sam Bengtsson Bass
Louis Biancaniello Synthesizer
Harry Bluestone Concert Master
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Assa Drori Concert Master
Joe Esposito Vocals
Russell Ferrante Synthesizer, Piano
Clare Fischer Organ
André Fischer Drums
James Harrah Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jeff Hull Synthesizer
Henrik Janson Guitar
Ren Klyce Synthesizer
Peter Ljung Synthesizer
Steve Madaio Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Narada Michael Walden Piano, Drums
Judd Miller Trumpet
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Greg Phillinganes Bass, Piano, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Raul Rekow Percussion
Tom Saviano Soprano Saxophone
George Sopuch Electric Guitar
Ron Stockert Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes
Annie Stocking Background Vocals
Fred Tackett Electric Guitar
Ian Underwood Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
David Wolfert Electric Guitar
William D. "Smitty" Smith Organ
Ed Brown Bass
Walter Afanasieff Synthesizer, Bass, Piano
Ake "The Schunk" Sundquist Percussion, Drums
Sam Ward Synthesizer
Tina Thompson Background Vocals
Eric Daniels Bass
Technical Credits
Gary "U.S." Bonds Composer
Brenda Russell Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, rhythm arrangement
Matthew Wilder Arranger, drum programming
Arnie Acosta Mastering
Louis Biancaniello Producer, rhythm arrangement, Rhythm Programming
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
André Fischer Arranger, Producer
Jeff Hull Producer, drum programming
Winston Johnson Producer, Synclavier Programming
Ren Klyce Producer
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Jerry Peters String Arrangements
David Wolfert Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Peter O. Ekberg Producer
Chuck Beeson Art Direction
Eric Borenstein Arranger, Executive Producer
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