Ultimate Collection [Deluxe Edition]

Ultimate Collection [Deluxe Edition]

by George Benson

CD

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Overview

The Ultimate Collection is quite different from the two-disc George Benson overviews that preceded it, including The George Benson Anthology. Like that 2000-released set, this one was also issued through Rhino, though there are only 17 tracks of overlap. The Ultimate Collection has even less in common with Legacy's The Essential George Benson (2006), which naturally favors Benson's Columbia and CTI output. The heart here is 1976-1983, an era during which Benson recorded for Warner and was regularly listed in the Top Ten of the Billboard R&B singles chart. All of those tremendous major hits are here, as are some less popular but solid A-sides and deeper cuts from that period. Only one selection, "White Rabbit," predates the 1976 commercial breakthrough "Breezin'," while several of Benson's varied albums from 20/20 through Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, released on Warner, GRP, and Concord, among other labels, are represented in some form. The smart selections, along with the liner notes, make for a fine representation of Benson's career from the late '70s through 2013.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2015
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227955014
catalogNumber: 548698
Rank: 33449

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Dan Hill   Composer
Kashif   Composer,Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Grace Slick   Composer
Bobby Womack   Composer
George Benson   Composer,Producer
Omar Hakim   Composer
James Newton Howard   Composer
Eddie Jefferson   Composer
Quincy Jones   Producer
James Moody   Composer
Bill Champlin   Composer
Steve Kipner   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Morris Albert   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Kerry Chater   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Additional Production
John Burk   Producer
Linda Creed   Composer
Sam Dees   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Michael Garvin   Composer
Preston Glass   Composer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
Jay Graydon   Composer,Producer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Wayne Lewis   Producer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Steve Lukather   Composer
Arif Mardin   Composer,Producer
Michael Masser   Composer,Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Composer,Producer
Eugene McDaniels   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer,Producer
Alex North   Composer
David Paich   Composer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Hamish Stuart   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Suzanne Valentine   Composer
Randy Waldman   Producer
Charles Wallert   Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
David Lewis   Producer
Christian John Wikane   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Max Beesley   Composer
Jeffrey Cohen   Composer

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