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: 21,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhythm 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 - Chico DeBarge (3:50)
  10. 10 All This Love (5:52)
  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') - Bunny DeBarge (4:34)
  15. 15 Dance All Night - Bunny DeBarge (4:04)
  16. 16 Stay With Me - Mark DeBarge (3:47)
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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
Bobby DeBarge Composer, Audio Production
Eldra DeBarge Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, 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 Jr. 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
Chris Bellman Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Lorenzo Pryor Composer
Peter Wolf Arranger, Composer, Audio Production
Etterline Jordan Composer
Benjamin Wright Jr. Arranger
Galen L. Senogles Composer
Curtis A. Nolen Audio Production
Raymond A. Crossley Audio Production
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