Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

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by El DeBarge
     
 
Ultimate Collection is an assortment of El DeBarge's finest moments, including songs from his years as a key member of his family's group (DeBarge). The 16 tracks are a wide range of upbeat pop hits, slow ballads, and love songs over the past two decades as a solo artist.

Overview

Ultimate Collection is an assortment of El DeBarge's finest moments, including songs from his years as a key member of his family's group (DeBarge). The 16 tracks are a wide range of upbeat pop hits, slow ballads, and love songs over the past two decades as a solo artist. And while his finest moments in DeBarge aren't included here, there's a previously unreleased extended mix of "Who's Johnny" as a bonus purchase for those seeking out a copy of this '80s smash on compact disc. And while there are moments of filler and less than definitive tracks, it's still the most complete portrait of DeBarge's career that is available on a single disc, and it is a most enjoyable listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731458384526
catalogNumber:
583845
Rank:
4947

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DeBarge   Primary Artist
Bunny DeBarge   Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Chanté Moore   Vocals

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Maurice White   Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
T-Boy Ross   Composer
Fourplay   Producer
Rory Bennett   Composer,Producer
Darryl Carter   Composer
Hal David   Composer
DeBarge   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,rhythm arrangement
Mark DeBarge   Composer
Jermaine Dupri   Composer,Producer
Clare Fischer   String Arrangements
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Zane Giles   Producer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
Iris Gordy   Producer
Jay Graydon   Composer,Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Tony Jones   Executive Producer
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Manuel Seal   Composer
Mark Wexler   Executive Producer
Ina Wolf   Composer
Benjamin F. Wright   rhythm arrangement
Leon Ware   Composer
Eric Dawkins   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Ilene Weingard   Art Direction
William Ross   String Arrangements
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Fred Moultrie   Executive Producer
Michael Fagien   Executive Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Michele Horie   Artwork,Art Direction
Lee Ritemour   Producer,Executive Producer
Peter Wolf   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tony A. Redic   Composer

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Ultimate Collection 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific compilation of music for an artist who is very much underrated. El Debarge began his musical career with his four siblings-Debarge in the 1980's. Three of those tunes he co-wrote or sang on are covered here...Stay with Me, an often sampled beat for hip/hop, All This Love and the gospel tinged Love Me In A Special Way. However, since these songs are on Debarge's Ultimate Collection, I would've preferred that three other selections from El's solo work were included here. Tracks 4 through 12 are taken from El's solo work...El Debarge, Gemini, In the Storm and Heart,Mind and Soul. Tracks 13 through 16 are El's work done with other artists. What Artists? How About Quincy Jones-I'm Yours, Fourplay- After the Dance and Dionne Warwick-Reach out for Me, the latter is a slammin updated version with the Emotions singing background vocals. Can't keep better company than that! Overall, this collection shows El at his most diversified. Pop, R&B and Smooth Jazz, El can handle them all. The only thing missing is Gospel. Andre Crouch's The Lord Is my Light sung by El could have been included. This collection shows El's vocal magic. His joyous, angelic voice can transport you to another place. El is supposedly in the studio working on new music. It has been a long time for him. Heart, Mind and Soul was released in 1994. He has been sorely missed. So hopefully, more of his wonderful voice will be shared with the world! What a treat! But, until then, the Ultimate Collection will do just fine!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good