The Very Best of B.J. Thomas [Varese]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The "Very Best" in the title of this 17-track collection is somewhat debatable on a number of accounts. There are still more hits that could have been crammed into this package, as six of the entries are non-chart usually album tracks. The non-inclusion of "Billy and Sue," "Mama," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" seems almost criminal, even though the album tracks are interesting and show B.J. Thomas' vocal prowess to great effect. But when a compilation trumpets itself as containing "The Very Best," the album cuts could perhaps be saved for a rarities package somewhere down the reissue road. Still, what's here is generally fine material.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
The "Very Best" in the title of this 17-track collection is somewhat debatable on a number of accounts. There are still more hits that could have been crammed into this package, as six of the entries are non-chart usually album tracks. The non-inclusion of "Billy and Sue," "Mama," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" seems almost criminal, even though the album tracks are interesting and show B.J. Thomas' vocal prowess to great effect. But when a compilation trumpets itself as containing "The Very Best," the album cuts could perhaps be saved for a rarities package somewhere down the reissue road. Still, what's here is generally fine material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1997
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206581324
  • Catalog Number: 5813
  • Sales rank: 27,562

Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.J. Thomas Primary Artist, Vocals
Burt Bacharach Conductor
Technical Credits
Hank Thompson Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Burt Bacharach Arranger, Producer
Buddy Buie Producer
Hal David Producer
Pete Dino Arranger
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Al Gorgoni Producer
Mike Leech Arranger
Chips Moman Producer
Glen Spreen Arranger
Steve Tyrell Producer
Paul Williams Arranger
Stan Green Producer
Mike Ragogna Liner Notes
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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