The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602517797352
  • Catalog Number: 001166902
  • Sales rank: 30,064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rythm of the Night (5:43)
  2. 2 Time Will Reveal (4:17)
  3. 3 I Like It (4:39)
  4. 4 You Wear It Well - El DeBarge (3:54)
  5. 5 Who's Holding Donna Now? (4:28)
  6. 6 Stop! Don't Tease Me (3:55)
  7. 7 Love Me in a Special Way (4:14)
  8. 8 A Dream (5:14)
  9. 9 Talk to Me (3:50)
  10. 10 All This Love (5:53)
  11. 11 Love Always - El DeBarge (5:24)
  12. 12 Who's Johnny - El DeBarge (4:10)
  13. 13 The Heart Is Not So Smart - El DeBarge (3:52)
  14. 14 Save the Best for Me (Best of Your Lovin') (4:34)
  15. 15 Dance All Night (4:04)
  16. 16 Stay with Me (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
DeBarge Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chico DeBarge Composer
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Composer, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bunny DeBarge Rhythm Accompaniment
Bruce Roberts Composer
Jerry Knight Arranger, Composer, Producer
Reggie Lucas Arranger, Producer
Nick Mundy Composer
Franne Golde Composer
Ralph Benatar Composer
Steve Buckley Executive Producer
Raymond Crossley Producer
Bobby DeBarge Composer
Eldra DeBarge Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Mark DeBarge Composer
Randy DeBarge Composer, rhythm arrangement
Skip Drinkwater Producer
Russell Ferrante rhythm arrangement
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Iris Gordy Producer
Daniel LeMelle Horn Arrangements
Curtis Anthony Nolen Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Diane Warren Composer
Ina Wolf Composer
Aaron Zigman Arranger, Composer, Producer
Steven Ivory Liner Notes
Hazel Payne Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Lorenzo Pryor Composer
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