Best of Me

The Best of Me

by Maxi Priest
     
 

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The Best of Me collects nearly all of Maxi Priest's pre-1992 U.K. and U.S. singles, and results in a timeless, breezy, and thoroughly engaging album. Maxi Priest doesn't really tackle the heavy social themes that many of his reggae contemporaries do -- instead, he sings about love, life, and summertime (what, in other words, is known as "lovers rock"). Included

Overview

The Best of Me collects nearly all of Maxi Priest's pre-1992 U.K. and U.S. singles, and results in a timeless, breezy, and thoroughly engaging album. Maxi Priest doesn't really tackle the heavy social themes that many of his reggae contemporaries do -- instead, he sings about love, life, and summertime (what, in other words, is known as "lovers rock"). Included here are nearly all of his U.K. hits, including "Strollin' On," "How Can We Ease the Pain," "Peace Throughout the World," and his cover of "Some Guys Have All the Luck," as well as his near-perfect version of Cat Stevens' "Wild World," which broke him to U.S. audiences, and his funky and immortal 1990 U.S. chart-topper "Close to You." Also included is his hit duet with Shabba Ranks, "Housecall," in which Maxi Priest, with his honey-smooth vocals, completely steals the show, as well as his minor U.S. hit "Just a Little Bit Longer." This CD was released in 1991, after the phenomenal success of "Close to You" and its album Bona Fide, therefore, later hits such as "Groovin' in the Midnight," "That Girl" (with Shaggy), and his massive duet with Roberta Flack, "Set the Night to Music," don't appear. Until a later and complete hits package is assembled, The Best of Me, which also features great pictures, song lyrics, and detailed liner notes, more than fits the bill.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1992
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0077778625926
catalogNumber:
86259

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxi Priest   Primary Artist
Shabba Ranks   Track Performer
Tiger   Track Performer
Beres Hammond   Track Performer
Jazzie B.   Track Performer
Barbara Snow   Muted Trumpet

Technical Credits

Maxi Priest   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Bobby Konders   Producer,Remixing
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Jazzie B.   Producer
Phil Bodger   Producer
Geoffrey Chung   Producer,Contributor
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke   Producer
Sly Dunbar   Producer
John Gallen   Remixing
Angus Gaye   Composer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Composer,Producer
Adam Moseley   Producer
Carlton Ogilvie   Producer,Remixing
Paul Robinson   Producer
T. Robinson   Composer
Robbie Shakespeare   Producer
R. Simpson   Composer
B. Thompson   Composer
Handel Tucker   Producer
Drummie Zeb   Producer
Jon B.   Composer
Mikey Bennett   Producer
Clifton Dillon   Composer,Producer
Erskine Thompson   Executive Producer
Boilerhouse Boys   Producer,Remixing
Rexton Gordon   Composer
A. Scott   Composer
Paul Robinson   Producer
Michael Bennett   Composer
A. Stocking   Composer
K. Hayes   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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