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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Patti Austin's honed vocal instrument she's been singing since she was five has nailed its share of hits, but not nearly enough for one of urban/soul/pop's better divas. Her clear, compelling soprano never gets tiring, even though she always keeps it in check. You don't get vocal aerobics from Austin á la Chaka Khan or Whitney Houston; you get a smoldering fire that's in a class of its own. Duets with Johnny Mathis, George Benson, and Cleve Francis the rare African-American country singer spice this concise 12-song best-of, which is orchestrated by a who who's list of producers, includingThom Bell and Rod Temperton. Revered among the urban jazz set, Patti Austin ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
Patti Austin's honed vocal instrument she's been singing since she was five has nailed its share of hits, but not nearly enough for one of urban/soul/pop's better divas. Her clear, compelling soprano never gets tiring, even though she always keeps it in check. You don't get vocal aerobics from Austin á la Chaka Khan or Whitney Houston; you get a smoldering fire that's in a class of its own. Duets with Johnny Mathis, George Benson, and Cleve Francis the rare African-American country singer spice this concise 12-song best-of, which is orchestrated by a who who's list of producers, includingThom Bell and Rod Temperton. Revered among the urban jazz set, Patti Austin deserves a bigger piece of the pop pie as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/1995
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105982122
  • Catalog Number: 9821
  • Sales rank: 342,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold Me (4:16)
  2. 2 Ability to Swing (4:47)
  3. 3 Givin' In To Love (4:57)
  4. 4 We Fell in Love Anyway - Cleve Francis (3:27)
  5. 5 The Heat of Heat (5:12)
  6. 6 Through The Test Of Time (5:05)
  7. 7 You Who Brought Me Love (4:05)
  8. 8 The Girl Who Used to Be Me (4:32)
  9. 9 Love Is Gonna Getcha (5:02)
  10. 10 Soldier Boy (3:32)
  11. 11 I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive - George Benson (4:06)
  12. 12 Reach (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Austin Primary Artist, Vocals
Johnny Mathis Track Performer
George Benson Track Performer
Cleve Francis Track Performer
Technical Credits
Patti Austin Producer
Gloria Estefan Composer
Don Grusin Producer
David Dundas Producer
Robin Gibb Composer
Christine McVie Composer
Robbie Patton Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Robert Byrne Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Producer
Dave Grusin Producer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Josiah Gluck Producer
Carl Griffin Producer
Ted Jensen Remastering
Dominic Messinger Producer
K.T. Oslin Composer
Rick Rhodes Producer
Lee Ritenour Producer
Rod Temperton Producer
Diane Warren Composer
Mark Wexler Producer
Dan Serrano Art Direction
Darren "Nitro" Clowers Producer
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