Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

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by DeBarge
     
 
If you could swear you've seen this set of tracks, in this same order, somewhere else, it's because you have. The Definitive Collection, released in 2008, is a re-dressed version of 1997's The Ultimate Collection. The mastering credits for both discs are the same, so there is presumably no difference in the

Overview

If you could swear you've seen this set of tracks, in this same order, somewhere else, it's because you have. The Definitive Collection, released in 2008, is a re-dressed version of 1997's The Ultimate Collection. The mastering credits for both discs are the same, so there is presumably no difference in the sound. The packaging here is a little more attractive, but unlike the Universal-distributed Gold series, the details in the liner notes are thin: no release dates, no chart information. This set of songs makes for the best DeBarge anthology available, containing not just the DeBarge-the-group Top Ten R&B hits but solo hits for El, Bunny, and Chico, as well as some deeper cuts, like the single edit of 1982's "Stop! Don't Tease Me" (grade B-plus boogie that deserved better) and "Stay with Me" (a gorgeous album cut, the basis of Ashanti's "Foolish"). Chronologically, the set ends with Bunny's singles from her 1987 solo album. Altogether a compulsory component of anyone's '80s R&B collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517797352
catalogNumber:
001166902
Rank:
25931

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DeBarge   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chico DeBarge   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
David Foster   Arranger,Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bunny DeBarge   Rhythm Accompaniment
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Jerry Knight   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Reggie Lucas   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Nick Mundy   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Ralph Benatar   Composer
Steve Buckley   Executive Producer
Raymond Crossley   Producer
DeBarge   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Audio Production
Bobby DeBarge   Composer,Audio Production
Mark DeBarge   Composer
Randy DeBarge   Arranger,Composer,rhythm arrangement
Skip Drinkwater   Producer
Russell Ferrante   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
Clare Fischer   Arranger,String Arrangements
Paul Fox   Composer
Steve George   Arranger
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
Iris Gordy   Producer,Audio Production
Jay Graydon   Composer,Audio Production
Daniel LeMelle   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Curtis Anthony Nolen   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer,Audio Production
Diane Warren   Composer
Ina Wolf   Composer
Aaron Zigman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steven Ivory   Liner Notes
Hazel Payne   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Lorenzo Pryor   Composer
Peter Wolf   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Etterline Jordan   Composer
Benjamin Wright   Arranger
Galen L. Senogles   Composer
Curtis A. Nolen   Audio Production
Raymond A. Crossley   Audio Production

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