The Best So Far...

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The title is deceiving, not to mention a little ridiculous, given the short discography from which the disc has to pull. The Best So Far... is more like a sampler of D'Angelo's two proper studio albums -- one that favors the a cappella version of "Devil's Pie" over the original mix, one that includes neither "Spanish Joint" nor "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker" -- accompanied by an incomplete array of soundtrack and compilation appearances and features. It's an obvious cash-in; plenty of fans are so hungry for something new from D'Angelo that they must be willing to partially satiate themselves with the next best thing. It is doubtful that many would have moaned about expanded ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The title is deceiving, not to mention a little ridiculous, given the short discography from which the disc has to pull. The Best So Far... is more like a sampler of D'Angelo's two proper studio albums -- one that favors the a cappella version of "Devil's Pie" over the original mix, one that includes neither "Spanish Joint" nor "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker" -- accompanied by an incomplete array of soundtrack and compilation appearances and features. It's an obvious cash-in; plenty of fans are so hungry for something new from D'Angelo that they must be willing to partially satiate themselves with the next best thing. It is doubtful that many would have moaned about expanded reissues of Brown Sugar and Voodoo, two of the most excellent and singular R&B albums of the past 15 years, which would've been a less problematic way to put all the rarities back into circulation. And a complete set of non-album material would have been an ideal stopgap, a good way to treat those who have been waiting all this time for album number three if a licensing headache for Virgin. Anyone with remote interest in D'Angelo needs the two primary albums. There's no way around it; this will not cut it. But if you've been apprehensive to shell out for all the discs containing stray appearances -- including Space Jam, Get on the Bus, Scream 2, Down in the Delta, Marvin Is 60, and Raphael Saadiq's Instant Vintage -- this will come in handy, despite the nagging flaws. There's also a DVD containing seven videos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099921371622
  • Catalog Number: 13716
  • Sales rank: 58,475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lady (4:06)
  2. 2 Brown Sugar (4:03)
  3. 3 Cruisin' (3:58)
  4. 4 Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine (4:15)
  5. 5 Smooth (4:19)
  6. 6 I Found My Smile Again (6:13)
  7. 7 Girl You Need a Change of Mind (4:08)
  8. 8 She's Always in My Hair (4:06)
  9. 9 Can't Hide Love (3:56)
  10. 10 Heaven Must Be Like This (4:12)
  11. 11 Your Precious Love - Erykah Badu (4:31)
  12. 12 Devil's Pie (A Cappella Interlude) (1:39)
  13. 13 Left and Right - Method Man (4:35)
  14. 14 Untitled (How Does It Feel) (4:19)
  15. 15 Send It On (5:55)
  16. 16 Feel Like Makin' Love (6:02)
  17. 17 Be Here - Raphael Saadiq (3:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Lady
  2. 2 Brown Sugar
  3. 3 Cruisin'
  4. 4 Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine
  5. 5 Left and Right - Method Man
  6. 6 Untitled (How Does It Feel)
  7. 7 Send It On
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
D'Angelo Primary Artist
Q-Tip Vocal Percussion
Method Man Rap
Technical Credits
Nick Ashford Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
Leonard Caston Composer
D'Angelo Composer
DJ Premier Producer
Evren Göknar Mastering
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
James Mtume Producer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bob Power Producer, Audio Production
Skip Scarborough Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer, Audio Production
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Anita Poree Composer
Luther Archer Composer
Susan Lavoie Art Direction
Bobby Ozuna Composer
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