Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hip-O's Ultimate Collection may not have the original hit recording of "That's the Way God Planned It," due to licensing restrictions it was recorded for the Beatles ill-fated label, Apple, but that's about the only thing missing from this near-definitive single-disc set. Over the course of 20 tracks, the collection chronicles every one of Preston's hits, from the funky "Outa-Space," "Slaughter," and "Will It Go Round in Circles" to the smooth, quiet storm soul of his duets with Syreeta "With You I'm Born Again," "Go for It," "One More Time for Love". Since it's quite a transition between the two extremes, fans of either side of the spectrum may not enjoy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hip-O's Ultimate Collection may not have the original hit recording of "That's the Way God Planned It," due to licensing restrictions it was recorded for the Beatles ill-fated label, Apple, but that's about the only thing missing from this near-definitive single-disc set. Over the course of 20 tracks, the collection chronicles every one of Preston's hits, from the funky "Outa-Space," "Slaughter," and "Will It Go Round in Circles" to the smooth, quiet storm soul of his duets with Syreeta "With You I'm Born Again," "Go for It," "One More Time for Love". Since it's quite a transition between the two extremes, fans of either side of the spectrum may not enjoy everything here, but it's nevertheless a nearly flawless collection, providing an accurate portrait of Preston's career. It is true that the lesser-known hits aren't as compelling as the smash singles, but this is still an entertaining collection, regardless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2000
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 731454123129
  • Catalog Number: 541231
  • Sales rank: 18,431

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Will It Go Round in Circles (4:28)
  2. 2 Outa-Space (4:09)
  3. 3 Slaughter (2:45)
  4. 4 I Wrote a Simple Song (3:24)
  5. 5 That's the Way God Planned It (4:09)
  6. 6 Struttin' (2:35)
  7. 7 Fancy Lady (5:47)
  8. 8 You're So Unique (3:19)
  9. 9 Space Race (3:28)
  10. 10 Get Back (3:10)
  11. 11 Blackbird (2:46)
  12. 12 Wide Stride (3:16)
  13. 13 Nothing from Nothing (2:37)
  14. 14 I'm Really Gonna Miss You (3:48)
  15. 15 You Are So Beautiful (4:51)
  16. 16 With You I'm Born Again - Syreeta (3:40)
  17. 17 Since I Held You Close (4:51)
  18. 18 Go for It - Syreeta (3:50)
  19. 19 One More Time for Love - Syreeta (3:54)
  20. 20 I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Preston Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Billy Preston Producer
Harry Weinger Concept
Erick Labson Mastering
Sean Ross Liner Notes
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great way to get the best of Billy Preston

    Any artist that had songs such as "Will it Go 'round in Circles", "Space Race" and "You Are So Beautiful" (he wrote it, Joe Cocker took that to new heights), and also played alongside both the Beatles (Let it Be), and Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goat's Head Soup) and plenty others, has to be among the more fomidable talents known to pop music. This is the place to get his best known songs in one place. Only downer is the omission of any tracks from his Apple label albums 'That's the Way God Planned It' and 'Encouraging Words' (both LPs well worth seeking out)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yooooo

    hey, Preston is the man enough said.

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