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The Best of [Best of]

Anita Baker Audio CD
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1. Angel (single version)
2. You're the Best Thing Yet
3. No More Tears
4. Sweet Love
5. Caught Up in the Rapture (single version)
6. You Bring Me Joy
7. Same Ole Love (365 Days a Year)
8. No One in the World
9. Ain't No Need to Worry (single version--the Winans, featuring Anita Baker)
10. Giving You the Best That I Got (single version)
11. Good Love
12. Just Because (single version)
13. Lead Me Into Love (single version)
14. Fairy Tales (edit)
15. Talk to Me (single version)
16. Body and Soul (radio edit)
17. I Apologize (single version)
18. It's Been You (single version)

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The first and only anthology spanning the entire career of this so-called "Quiet Storm" R&B superstar! Here are 18 sensuously soulful songs she recorded for the Beverly Glen and Elektra labels from 1983-1995: Angel; Lead Me into Love; Giving You the Best That I Got; Fairy Tales; Talk to Me; It's Been You; Sweet Love; Just Because; No One in the World; Body and Soul , and more!

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Genre: Soul/R&B
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 18-JUN-2002

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album! Aug. 30 2011
By MTLgurl
Format:Audio CD
Really great album! Although a couple of them were not familiar to me, all the songs on this album are great to listen to - very relaxing and great easy listening music. If you like Anita Baker, this album is worth the purchase.
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Grande dame de la chanson soul,ce " best of" doit faire parti de toute bonne discothèque.Une grande élégance et une voix hors du commun.Je suis ravi...
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4.0 out of 5 stars IM NOT HAPPY May 31 2004
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!! ANITA CAN SURE SING IT! May 28 2004
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I have to say that this Anita Baker album is beautifully done, compiling her best songs from five albums and other places! Still love the Rapture tracks on here! The ones from Giving I still love and the later albums. But most dramatic are the selections from the first album. They set the tone for what would make her a superstar 10 or more times over! Angel, You're The Best Thing Yet, and No More Tears are such beautiful songs. Her quiet storm approach not only appealed to adult listeners but suprisingly young listeners who also wanted to hear a good voice too. I wished that her '94 album could have had more hits, but her label was onto some other things at the time. This album justifies her many talents and they chose the 18 best songs for this collection. Anita Baker can sure sing it!!!!!
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What can I say that isn't already said about this AMAZING woman. The Best of Anita Baker is a compilation of her best work and althought there are couple songs missing you sense, thats part of her MO. Giving her listeners and her fans enough -for them to want more. If you know her classic cds like the "Rapture", "Rhythm Of Love","Songstress" "Giving You the BEST That I Got" and her others she never goes over 15 songs like today artist. There were never any fillers on her cds its always her best work that is from her soul at that point in time and the end product is ever a capsule of classic soul and R&B with a fusion of jazz and instruments harmonized that gifted voice. Never got the credit she deserves like the Whitneys, Mariahs, Janets, Celines, Pattis, Arethas, Madannas who acholades are so richly deserve but lets not forget about the divine Ms ANITA BAKEr "a quiet storm" that came through and left her soul through her music and I am happy that she did.
1) BOdy and SOUL (The title speaks for itself one of my all time favorites)
2)Fairy TALES
3)I APOLIGIZE (Soothing words to say after resolving a complicated issue with a love one)
4)Caught Up In The Rapture (CLASSIC!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anita All On One CD Jan. 15 2004
By J. Cobb
Format:Audio CD
Anita Baker, one of R&B's loveliest voices, brought to the world a jazzy, gospel, adult-contemporary style of music that excited all of us. Of course, no one can mock her style. She is pure genius at establishing her own identity. When you hear her classics "Sweet Love", "Giving You The Best That I Got", "Rapture" and "Good Love", you pretty much know what you're dealing with. Of course, not many compilations surround this mighty 'songstress', but there is one that does satisfy - "The Best Of...". Maybe because it provides an extensive timeline of her finest achievements in musical history. It even features the over-looked, jazzier R&B material (three tracks) from her debut project, "The Songstress"; which so happens to be her best material. Plus the songs are rendered in a chronological order - which is a "plus". The songs are digitially remastered - which sits well with Anita's audiences. Only problem, most of the cuts are edited version of the albums' offerings. But with almost 80 minutes jammed into this one, you can't be too grieved. Most of her hits are assembled on "The Best Of", including "Body And Soul", "No One In The World", "Ain't No Need To Worry (featuring the Winans)", "Just Because", "Same Ole Love" and "Fairy Tales".
In my opinion, "Rapture" was Anita's best album...and featured the most radio hits. You will find five of those tracks on here; which is pretty comforting. Besides the edited versions, this album is a great journey featuring eighteen splendid musical offerings. That's a good thing, ain't it. If you want to witness this musical giant at action and plan on just getting one album from her, start here first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok Ok Ok!
While this is a pretty good collection of Anita...I have to agree with a few others when I say it isn't at all complete! Read more
Published on Dec 15 2003 by Honey
4.0 out of 5 stars MOST of The Best of Anita Baker
While it's a great thing to have a greatest-hits collection of a songstress like Anita Baker, I can't understand why her label Elektra didn't release a better collection of her... Read more
Published on Dec 8 2003 by Eric McCalla
5.0 out of 5 stars I Only Have 7 Words...
This greatest hits CD is absolutely "SUPERB!"
Published on Oct. 29 2003 by EC Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It's darn close, but it's just shy of perfect!
Speaking as a person who wore his way through two different CASSETTES of Rapture in my college days, and who owns all of Anita's original albums, I took a VERY CLOSE look at what... Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2003 by "joe_fire"
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Kiss
They say ( whoever 'THEY' may be ) that good things come in small packages. And Anita Baker, rather demure in a frame of 5'2", can most definitely fall into that wonderful... Read more
Published on May 11 2003 by douglas barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Would Expect
This CD is everything one would expect a greatest hits compilation of Anita's to be. It's fantastic from start to finish with so many great songs, and while it's not new music... Read more
Published on April 23 2003 by Phil Kasiecki
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminds Us Why We Love Her So Much!
"The Best of Anita Baker" is full of all of the hits that made this wonderful singer loved all over the world. Read more
Published on April 7 2003 by musiclover13
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