Ultimate Collection

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 731458384526
  • Catalog Number: 583845
  • Sales rank: 38,334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All This Love (5:55)
  2. 2 Love Me in a Special Way (4:16)
  3. 3 Stay With Me (3:42)
  4. 4 Who's Johnny (5:08)
  5. 5 Love Always (5:32)
  6. 6 Lost Without Her Love (4:36)
  7. 7 Somebody Loves You (5:09)
  8. 8 Broken Dreams (4:02)
  9. 9 Turn the Page (5:05)
  10. 10 You Know What I Like (5:58)
  11. 11 Slide (3:43)
  12. 12 Heart, Mind & Soul (4:36)
  13. 13 I'm Yours (4:16)
  14. 14 After the Dance (6:07)
  15. 15 Dindi (4:59)
  16. 16 Reach Out for Me (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
El 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
El DeBarge Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Eldra DeBarge Composer, 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 Jr. Executive Producer
Iris Gordy Producer
Jay Graydon Composer, Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Tony Jones Executive Producer
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Manuel Seal Jr. 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
Suha Gur Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good

    good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Essence Of El

    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!

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    Posted November 26, 2010

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