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The best of the original funk/soul balladeer with the definitive soul baritone voice. White influenced everything from '70s soul to '90s dance and was most recently sampled by Robbie Williams on his Rock DJ single. Barry c... more »
The best of the original funk/soul balladeer with the definitive soul baritone voice. White influenced everything from '70s soul to '90s dance and was most recently sampled by Robbie Williams on his Rock DJ single. Barry combined being the epitome of seductive soul balladeer and musical innovative genius. This double album is the definitive collection of his greatest singles and album tracks showcasing his most popular and influential tracks. Universal. 2005.
greg bee | NEW JERSEY | 01/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is the ultimate barry white collection this is the one you have been missing. get it if you can find it there is a lot of songs on this one that is not on any other compilation add this to the one's you have already & you are complete"
Thirty of the best by the deep-voiced soulful balladeer
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The thirty tracks here (fifteen on each CD) present all the best songs by Barry White in no particular order.
Barry had been involved in the music business for several years, usually working in the background, before finally making the big time. His first success came via the Love Unlimited hit in 1972, Walking in the rain with the one I love. This paved the way for a series of solo recordings that yielded several major international hits.
After a promising start in 1973 with I'm gonna love you just a little bit more baby and Never never gonna give you up, Barry had his best years in 1974 and 1975. Can't get enough of your love babe, You're the first the last my everything (his only UK number one hit), What am I gonna do with you, I'll do anything you want me to, Let the music play and You see the trouble with me all proved hugely popular in many different countries. Barry's distinctive deep, husky voice was well suited to these soulful love songs.
Following those two very successful years, Barry had further hits but they were generally smaller than before. His last major American hit came in 1977 when he made the top five with It's ecstasy when you lay down next to me, which was only a minor UK hit. Nevertheless, he still had two more UK top twenty hits - Just the way you are (a cover of Billy Joel's classic song) in 1978 and Sho you right in 1987.
This compilation includes all of Barry's important British and American hits including everything I've mentioned. There are several single CD's of his music but this double CD contains a few extra goodies for those that wish to explore a little further."