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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
You can't be any hotter than R&B singer Johnny Gill was in the early '90s; he participated in five consecutive singles that hit number one or number two on the Billboard R&B charts between February 1990 and April 1991, while his self-titled label debut on Motown Records went double-platinum. Subsequent efforts were not as successful, and as of the spring of 2002, Gill had been MIA since releasing a Christmas single in 1997, but the liner notes to this collection report him to be "reportedly in the studio." Meanwhile, Hip-O's Ultimate Collection lives up to its title as the imprint's other volumes in this series have by lavishing 79-and-a-half minutes on a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
You can't be any hotter than R&B singer Johnny Gill was in the early '90s; he participated in five consecutive singles that hit number one or number two on the Billboard R&B charts between February 1990 and April 1991, while his self-titled label debut on Motown Records went double-platinum. Subsequent efforts were not as successful, and as of the spring of 2002, Gill had been MIA since releasing a Christmas single in 1997, but the liner notes to this collection report him to be "reportedly in the studio." Meanwhile, Hip-O's Ultimate Collection lives up to its title as the imprint's other volumes in this series have by lavishing 79-and-a-half minutes on a straightforward, chronological assemblage of the highlights of Gill's career, including work done for labels not controlled by Hip-O parent Universal, such the Stacy Lattisaw duet "Perfect Combination" that first came out on the Atlantic subsidiary Cotillion in 1984. An R&B singer's career these days is a dizzying combination of regular singles, soundtrack excerpts, and featured appearances on other people's records, but this compilation gathers up all of Gill's most popular recordings, including "I'm Still Waiting" from the movie New Jack City, Shanice's "Silent Prayer," and Shabba Ranks' "Slow and Sexy," the latter two guest appearances by the singer. Also included is the chart-topping New Edition song "Can You Stand the Rain," and, of course, all of Gill's own major hits, most of them written and produced by the likes of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and L.A. & Babyface, are included. There is also one worthy album-only track, "Maybe," from 1996's Let's Get the Mood Right. The result outdistances a previous Gill best-of, Favorites, which focused only on his Motown solo hits. For the moment, this is Johnny Gill's best so far; one can only hope there will be more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 731458427421
  • Catalog Number: 584274
  • Sales rank: 18,200

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Perfect Combination (4:10)
  2. 2 Half Crazy (4:15)
  3. 3 Can You Stand the Rain - New Edition (4:36)
  4. 4 Where Do We Go from Here (4:18)
  5. 5 Rub You the Right Way (4:09)
  6. 6 My, My, My (4:07)
  7. 7 Fairweather Friend (4:34)
  8. 8 Wrap My Body Tight (3:45)
  9. 9 I'm Still Waiting (4:02)
  10. 10 Silent Prayer (4:25)
  11. 11 There U Go (5:14)
  12. 12 Slow and Sexy (5:20)
  13. 13 The Floor (5:10)
  14. 14 Quiet Time to Play (4:46)
  15. 15 Let's Get the Mood Right (5:15)
  16. 16 It's Your Body (5:33)
  17. 17 Maybe (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Gill Primary Artist
Shabba Ranks Track Performer
Stacy Lattisaw Track Performer
New Edition Track Performer
Shanice Track Performer
C.L. Smooth Rap
Technical Credits
Keith Andes Producer
Linda Creed Producer
LeMel Humes Producer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Producer
Dennis Matkosky Producer
Narada Michael Walden Producer
Bill Neale Producer
Randy Ran Producer
L.A. Reid Producer
Daryl Simmons Producer
Kayo Simmons & Darryl De Rock Producer
Amy Linden Liner Notes
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Producer
Pete Rock Producer, Remixing
Carol Friedman Back Cover, Cover Photo
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Lily Salinas Tape Research
Clifton "Specialist" Dillon Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love new edition

    I like the remix of Can you stand the rain. im 18 and i loove new edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SILENT PRAYER IS STILL MY FAVORITE

    HE IS ONE OF THE BEST OF ALL TIMES!! I STILL LOVE HIM! HIS VOICE JUST MAKES YOU FALL TO THE FLOOR!

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