Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits -- both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits -- both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for more than Rapture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227360320
  • Catalog Number: 273603

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Caught Up in the Rapture (4:12)
  2. 2 Giving You the Best That I Got (3:54)
  3. 3 Sweet Love (4:24)
  4. 4 Body and Soul (3:57)
  5. 5 Just Because (4:21)
  6. 6 I Apologize (4:16)
  7. 7 Rhythm of Love (5:50)
  8. 8 Soul Inspiration (4:01)
  9. 9 Lead Me into Love (4:07)
  10. 10 Angel (4:28)
  11. 11 Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year) (4:04)
  12. 12 Fairy Tales (4:16)
  13. 13 Talk to Me (3:54)
  14. 14 Good Enough (3:59)
  15. 15 No More Tears (5:40)
  16. 16 When You Love Someone - James Ingram (4:10)
  17. 17 You Bring Me Joy (4:25)
  18. 18 No One in the World (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anita Baker Primary Artist, Percussion, Piano
James Ingram Track Performer
Vesta Williams Background Vocals
Gerald Albright Saxophone
George Duke Percussion, Piano
Omar Hakim Drums
Bobby Lyle Piano
Phil Perry Background Vocals
David T. Walker Guitar
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Herschel Boone Background Vocals
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Lorenzo Brown Percussion
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Raymond Calhoun Drums
Carl Carwell Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers Background Vocals
Paul Chiten Synthesizer Overdubs
Craig T. Cooper Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Lynn Davis Background Vocals
Nathan East Bass
Barry J. Eastmond Piano, Strings, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Angel Edwards Background Vocals
Vernon D. Fails Keyboards
Steve Ferrone Drums
Lawrence Fratangelo Percussion
Sir Gant Piano, Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Clydene Jackson Background Vocals
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Marva King Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson Drums
James Macon Guitar
Arthur Marbury Drums
Valerie Mayo Background Vocals
Greg Moore Guitar
Patrick Moten Keyboards
Don Myrick Saxophone
Dean Parks Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Piano, Synthesizer Overdubs
Michael J. Powell Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
David B. Washington Bass
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Rhythm Guitar
Julia Waters Background Vocals
James Godson Drums
Eddie Howard Jr. Piano
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Mike Bradford Piano
Sharon Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Anita Baker Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
David Foster Arranger, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Executive Producer
Gene Page String Arrangements
Alex Brown Vocal Arrangements
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Mike Brown Engineer
Robbie Buchanan String Arrangements
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Gordon Chambers Vocal Arrangements
Milton Chan Engineer
Earl Cohen Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming
Robert Feist Engineer
Darroll Gustamachio Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Ben Keys Programming
Fred Law Engineer
Valerie Mayo Vocal Arrangements
Patrick Moten Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Bruce Nazarian Engineer
Rick Nowels Arranger
Michael O'Reilly Engineer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Michael J. Powell Producer, String Arrangements
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Paul Riser String Arrangements
Al Schmitt Engineer
Marti Sharron Producer
Gary Skardina Producer, Engineer
Gerard Smerek Engineer
Otis Smith Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Barton Stevens Engineer
Warren Woods Engineer
Steven Chean Editorial Research
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Steve Gallagher Engineer
Pat Kraus Remastering
David "E-Man" Ward Programming
Sharon Vocal Arrangements
Tim Scanlin Liner Note Coordination
Les D. Cooper Engineer
Tom Beiner Engineer
Elliott Peters Engineer
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