Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This is an Ultimate Collection for the Impressions, not Curtis Mayfield, which are two separate things, no matter how closely intertwined their histories are. This begins with "For Your Precious Love," when Jerry Butler was the lead singer, and ends with two tracks that he neither wrote nor sang, giving a good basic history of the band's career from 1958 to 1975. Not every great Impressions song is here, but nearly ever song here is great the quality does dip a bit toward the end; this certainly delivers a good summary of -- and even introduction to -- the group, which was one of the greatest of its time, regardless of genre. That said, it won't give you ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This is an Ultimate Collection for the Impressions, not Curtis Mayfield, which are two separate things, no matter how closely intertwined their histories are. This begins with "For Your Precious Love," when Jerry Butler was the lead singer, and ends with two tracks that he neither wrote nor sang, giving a good basic history of the band's career from 1958 to 1975. Not every great Impressions song is here, but nearly ever song here is great the quality does dip a bit toward the end; this certainly delivers a good summary of -- and even introduction to -- the group, which was one of the greatest of its time, regardless of genre. That said, it won't give you everything you need -- but it certainly will get your love started.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 731455673821
  • Catalog Number: 556738
  • Sales rank: 24,026

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Impressions Primary Artist
Jerry Butler Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ray Charles Composer
Gene Clark Composer
Donny Hathaway Arranger
Curtis Mayfield Producer
Wayne Knight Photo Courtesy
Andy McKaie Producer
Ed Townsend Producer
Rich Tufo Arranger
Johnny Pate Arranger, Producer
Roy Glover Jr. Arranger, Producer
Bill Rinehart Composer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Robert Pruter Photo Courtesy
Ilene Weingard Art Direction
Erick Labson Mastering
Dana Smart Contributor
Michael Ochs Archives Photo Courtesy
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Traditional Composer
Edward Townsend Composer
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