Jackpot: The Best Bette

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the first Bette Midler compilation since 1993's Experience the Divine, Rhino's 2008 Jackpot: The Best Bette is a bit of a long time coming, but as Midler's time as a Top 40 hitmaker essentially ended around 1993 -- while she had a few hits in the years that followed, none of them beg enough to warrant inclusion here -- there wasn't necessarily a great call for a new collection of her hits. The strange thing is, Experience the Divine was the first U.S. compilation of Midler's career, and it was skewed ever so slightly to her big adult contemporary hits from the late '80s and early '90s, downplaying her career-making vaudeville of the '70s. Jackpot strikes a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the first Bette Midler compilation since 1993's Experience the Divine, Rhino's 2008 Jackpot: The Best Bette is a bit of a long time coming, but as Midler's time as a Top 40 hitmaker essentially ended around 1993 -- while she had a few hits in the years that followed, none of them beg enough to warrant inclusion here -- there wasn't necessarily a great call for a new collection of her hits. The strange thing is, Experience the Divine was the first U.S. compilation of Midler's career, and it was skewed ever so slightly to her big adult contemporary hits from the late '80s and early '90s, downplaying her career-making vaudeville of the '70s. Jackpot strikes a bit of a better balance between all eras of her career, including the years since 1993, winding up as a better overall portrait of Midler's recordings. Not all of her hits are here but all the big ones are, from "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" to "Wind Beneath My Wings," rounded out by some sharp selections from albums ranging from 1972's The Divine Miss M to 2003's Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook. As this covers a lot of ground -- including "Cool Yule" -- it doesn't quite gel as well as it seems like it should, but the showy, often campy eclecticism winds up being a fitting testament to Midler's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227993948
  • Catalog Number: 414908
  • Sales rank: 9,448

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Primary Artist
Barry Manilow Conductor
Marc Shaiman Conductor
Technical Credits
Steve Allen Composer
Amanda McBroom Composer
Bette Midler Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Barry Manilow Arranger, Composer, Producer
John Prine Composer
Robert Kraft Composer, Producer
Buzzy Linhart Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Barry Reynolds Composer
Stuart Hamblen Composer
Larry Henley Composer
Thom Bell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Robbie Buchanan Arranger, Producer
Joel Dorn Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
William S. Fischer String Arrangements
Bobby Freeman Composer
Joe Garland Composer
Julie Gold Composer
Bernie Grundman Remastering
Geoffrey Haslam Producer
Marc Hulett Producer
Garry Kief Executive Producer
Mark "Moogy" Klingman Composer
Jay Landers Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Arif Mardin Producer, Horn Arrangements
Chuck Plotkin Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Hughie Prince Composer
Don Raye Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Paul Rothchild Arranger, Producer
Marc Shaiman Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Jeff Silbar Composer
Steve Skinner Arranger
Don Was Producer
Ned Washington Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Greg Gorman Cover Photo
Bette Sussman Producer
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Frank Churchill Composer
Fran Landesman Composer
Calvin Lewis Composer
Sara Cumings Art Direction
Barry Mason Producer
Aaron Gershman Art Direction
Scott Erickson Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a great album of "BETTE'S" hits! It is very enjoyable to listen to.

    Thid si agreat album. A GREAT AMALGAM of "BETTE'S" hits.

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