Original Album Series

Original Album Series

by Anita Baker

This Original Album Series release from Rhino contains Anita Baker's first five albums: The Songstress (1983), Rapture (1986), Giving You the Best That I Got (1988), Compositions (1990), and Rhythm of Love (1994). TheseSee more details below


This Original Album Series release from Rhino contains Anita Baker's first five albums: The Songstress (1983), Rapture (1986), Giving You the Best That I Got (1988), Compositions (1990), and Rhythm of Love (1994). These releases were standard-bearers for adult contemporary R&B. With the exception of the debut -- originally released on the independent Beverly Glen label and reissued with lousy and misleading artwork by Elektra in 1991 -- each release went platinum or multi-platinum. As with the other Original Album Series releases, each disc is in a cardboard sleeve that replicates Elektra's artwork. Copies sold for a few dollars more than one full-price compact disc. It's not all that sturdy or attractive, but its value is hard to deny.

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Disc 1

  1. Angel
  2. You're the Best Thing Yet
  3. Feel the Need
  4. Squeeze Me
  5. No More Tears
  6. Sometimes
  7. Will You Be Mine
  8. Do You Believe Me

Disc 2

  1. Sweet Love
  2. You Bring Me Joy
  3. Caught Up In the Rapture
  4. Been So Long
  5. Mystery
  6. No One In the World
  7. Same Ole Love
  8. Watch Your Step

Disc 3

  1. Priceless
  2. Lead Me Into Love
  3. Giving You the Best That I Got
  4. Good Love
  5. Rules
  6. Good Enough
  7. Just Because
  8. You Belong To Me

Disc 4

  1. Talk To Me
  2. Perfect Love Affair
  3. Whatever It Takes
  4. Soul Inspiration
  5. Lonely
  6. No One To Blame
  7. More Than You Know
  8. Love You To the Letter
  9. Fairy Tales

Disc 5

  1. Rhythm of Love
  2. The Look of Love
  3. Body and Soul
  4. Baby
  5. I Apologize
  6. Plenty of Room
  7. It's Been You
  8. You Belong To Me
  9. Wrong Man
  10. Only For a While
  11. Sometimes I Wonder Why
  12. My Funny Valentine

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita Baker   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Anita Baker   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Gerald LeVert   Composer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Gary Taylor   Composer
George Duke   Arranger,Producer
David Lasley   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Maggie Ryder   Composer
Ellen Shipley   Composer
Dawn Thomas   Composer
Gary Bias   Composer
Terry Britten   Composer
Alex Brown   Composer
Gordon Chambers   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Joel Davis   Composer
Barry J. Eastmond   Composer,Producer
Garry Glenn   Composer
Marc Gordon   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ken Hirsch   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Billy Livsey   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Sami McKinney   Composer
Marilyn McLeod   Composer
Patrick Moten   Composer,Producer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Michael J. Powell   Producer
Mike Reid   Composer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Marti Sharron   Composer,Producer
Gary Skardina   Producer
Gerard Smerek   Producer
Otis Smith   Producer,Engineer
Rod Temperton   Composer
James McBride   Composer
Darryl K. Roberts   Composer
Ebet Roberts   Cover Photo
Steve Lane   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Sandra Sully   Composer
Carlos Turrentine   Composer
Mary Unobsky   Composer
Randy Holland   Composer
Dianne Quander   Composer
Michael Powell   Composer
Louis A. Johnson   Composer
Geronne C. Turner   Composer
Michael O'Hara   Composer
Phil Nicholl   Composer
Graham Lamb   Composer
Larry Prentiss   Composer
Vernon Fails   Composer

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