Love Songs: The Best of Vanessa Williams

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Vanessa Williams' Love Songs collects 12 of her smooth love ballads from across her career. The set includes two songs from 1988's The Right Stuff, three songs from 1991's The Comfort Zone including the number one hit "Save the Best for Last", three songs from 1997's Next, and a raft of rarities. A velvety version of the '60s nugget "Alfie" is taken from a 1996 Japanese single as is a take on another Bacharach/David tune, "April Fools"; "Love Like This" is taken from the B-side of 1992's Just for Tonight single, and a remixed version of 1994's "The Way That You Love Me" featuring Roy Ayers on vibes rounds out the list of unique tracks. The disc is a solid sampler of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Vanessa Williams' Love Songs collects 12 of her smooth love ballads from across her career. The set includes two songs from 1988's The Right Stuff, three songs from 1991's The Comfort Zone including the number one hit "Save the Best for Last", three songs from 1997's Next, and a raft of rarities. A velvety version of the '60s nugget "Alfie" is taken from a 1996 Japanese single as is a take on another Bacharach/David tune, "April Fools"; "Love Like This" is taken from the B-side of 1992's Just for Tonight single, and a remixed version of 1994's "The Way That You Love Me" featuring Roy Ayers on vibes rounds out the list of unique tracks. The disc is a solid sampler of the softer side of Williams and is a fine addition to her discography. It is unlikely that there are too many Williams collectors out there who will be dazzled by the availability of the rare tracks, but they do add a touch of class to a well-crafted compilation that fans of her and of smooth contemporary R&B ballads will find irresistible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2004
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602498615089
  • Catalog Number: 000181602
  • Sales rank: 363,791

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way That You Love (5:45)
  2. 2 Dreamin' (5:23)
  3. 3 Alfie (3:38)
  4. 4 Love Like This (5:12)
  5. 5 And My Heart Goes (4:21)
  6. 6 Still in Love (5:24)
  7. 7 Just for Tonite (4:30)
  8. 8 Someone Like You (4:53)
  9. 9 And If I Ever (4:08)
  10. 10 Can This Be Real (5:18)
  11. 11 April Fools (4:30)
  12. 12 Save the Best for Last (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa Williams Primary Artist
Gerald Albright Flute, Soloist
Roy Ayers Vibes
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Soloist
Ron Kerber Saxophone, Soloist
Technical Credits
Vanessa Williams Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Burt Bacharach Composer
Wendy Waldman Composer
Ronn Huff Orchestration, String Conductor
Keith Thomas Arranger, Producer
Derek Bramble Arranger, Composer, Producer
Charles Veal String Arrangements
Hal David Composer
Phil Galdston Composer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
Jeff Kievet Producer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jon Lind Composer
Rob Mathes Arranger, Producer
Van Morrison Composer
Donald Robinson Arranger, Producer
Rex Salas Arranger, Producer
Cynthia Weil Composer
J. Dibbs Composer, Producer
T. Cox Composer
James Harris Composer
Amy Linden Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Michael Forte Composer
Dan Serafini Composer
Joyce Dean Composer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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