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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227976965
  • Catalog Number: 527853
  • Sales rank: 16,582

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Angel (5:00)
  2. 2 You're the Best Thing Yet (5:35)
  3. 3 Feel the Need (5:38)
  4. 4 Squeeze Me (4:42)
  5. 5 No More Tears (5:40)
  6. 6 Sometimes (5:55)
  7. 7 Will You Be Mine (5:29)
  8. 8 Do You Believe Me (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sweet Love (4:26)
  2. 2 You Bring Me Joy (4:26)
  3. 3 Caught Up In the Rapture (5:17)
  4. 4 Been So Long (5:13)
  5. 5 Mystery (4:57)
  6. 6 No One In the World (4:07)
  7. 7 Same Ole Love (4:05)
  8. 8 Watch Your Step (4:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Priceless (5:00)
  2. 2 Lead Me Into Love (4:45)
  3. 3 Giving You the Best That I Got (4:20)
  4. 4 Good Love (5:39)
  5. 5 Rules (3:52)
  6. 6 Good Enough (4:50)
  7. 7 Just Because (5:11)
  8. 8 You Belong To Me (3:46)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Talk To Me (5:04)
  2. 2 Perfect Love Affair (5:19)
  3. 3 Whatever It Takes (5:35)
  4. 4 Soul Inspiration (5:19)
  5. 5 Lonely (4:30)
  6. 6 No One To Blame (4:42)
  7. 7 More Than You Know (4:50)
  8. 8 Love You To the Letter (7:21)
  9. 9 Fairy Tales (7:53)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Rhythm of Love (5:50)
  2. 2 The Look of Love (4:47)
  3. 3 Body and Soul (5:42)
  4. 4 Baby (4:26)
  5. 5 I Apologize (5:10)
  6. 6 Plenty of Room (4:57)
  7. 7 It's Been You (4:59)
  8. 8 You Belong To Me (4:42)
  9. 9 Wrong Man (5:53)
  10. 10 Only For a While (5:19)
  11. 11 Sometimes I Wonder Why (4:38)
  12. 12 My Funny Valentine (5:06)
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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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