The Best of Best of
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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)|
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
From Rapture I missed Mystery and Watch Your Step. Honestly, this should be a 2-disc collection which would include the ENTIRE Rapture album. Every song was a keeper and like many Anita Baker fans, I've worn my way through a few copies on cassette and given away a couple CDs all these years. From Rhythm of Love, where is the title track? It shows off the richness of her voice and terrific production value. Also, Wrong Man, Sometimes I Wonder Why and You Belong To Me. Rhythm Of Love is probably one of her most overlooked albums by the general public. From Compositions, Perfect Love Affair is missing.
Elektra should do the right thing and release a complete best-of compilation to honor the remarkable talent and range Anita Baker has given the world these past twenty years. If you don't own a copy of this already, it is worth having despite its shortcomings.
For some reason they decided to place a great many "edits" on this CD. NOW WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT -- there was PLENTY of space for the originals, and most of her songs required no mixing, editing or what-not.
All this, PLUS, the album lacks: Album 2 (Rapture) / Side A (Back when we had such things) / Track 4 "Been So Long" --->
"Been so long" is a required track. Without it, you don't have all the Ms. Baker has to offer. Heck, I think I'm gonna play it right now. :>
I'd buy this album, but I wouldn't use it as a reason not to own the Rapture album.
The 2002 album, The Best Of Anita Baker is a showcase of 18 of Anita's most loved songs, from all five of Anita's albums: The Songstress, Rhythm Of Love, Compositions, Rapture, and Giving You The Best That I Got. Each song reflects beauty and elegance, with a dash of the old school R&B that many radio stations continue to overlook today. The album also includes mega-hits like Body & Soul, Sweet Love, Fairy Tales, plus her Grammy winning song, I Apologize.
Although the album is pretty fair, many of the songs were compressed down to single versions, rather than the full versions from Anita Baker's albums. Still, some other songs could've been on this album, like When You Love Someone from the Billy Crystal film, Forget Paris, and Perfect Love Affair. Nonetheless, it is a pretty decent greatest hits album.
Most recent customer reviews
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...Published 19 months ago by Alain Beauvais
WHATS UP WITH THIS GREATEST HITS ALBUM ,WHERES MORE TUNES FROM COMPOSITIONS AND WHY DIDNT THEY ADD SOME LIVE VERSIONS,AND YOUR MISSING YOU BELONG TO ME ,GOOD LOVE ,SHES MY ALL TIME... Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by anitabakerfan
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! Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by Preston L. Moreaux
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,... Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by RL
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 morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by Honey
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 morePublished on May 11 2003 by douglas barton
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 morePublished on April 22 2003 by Phil Kasiecki