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Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Fourplay
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Smooth Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227994440, 093624666127

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A wonderful but somewhat rushed collection
Distant Voyageur | Io | 10/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 1997 Best Of CD is a compilation of selected tracks from Fourplays first three albums, 1991's self-titled debut, 1993s Between The Sheets, & 1995s Elixir plus three 'new' tracks. I must say though that this CD in my opinion is a bit too early in Fourplays career to really have a best of CD. The group have thrown out three CDs since this collection came with 1998s '4' being a jazz masterpiece and it has lots of strong material that could've been put on this 'Best Of' CD had it been released later. Fourplay are a very talented jazz group and really stand out in my opinion in the smooth jazz field. The only better jazz band in that field is Dancing Fantasy although their music is more on the New Agey side. My favorites are the danceable Bali Run, the lovely rendition of The Isley Brothers 'Between The Sheets', the eclectic Max-O-Man, and 4Play & Pleasure. The one song though that beats everything else on this CD is the stunning version of Phil Collins Why Can't It Wait Till Morning which features Phil himself on vocals and it beats out the original version and ranks as the one of the best songs that Fourplay have ever performed. WCIWTM keeps this CD a five-star. A worthy collection that is worth it just for track 4 and track 12 alone.:)"
The Best of Fourplay is simply the best.
Christopher Ford | Fredericksburg, Virginia United States | 03/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fourplay is an extremely talented group that has in this album put together an entire CD of their very best. And it is indeed their best. Every cut could be a single. Fourplays rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic, "Higher Ground" elevates, transends, and improves on the original. This is a great CD even if you don't know anything about jazz. Everytime I have played this album, guests have always asked, "Who was that?" Fourplay. Buy this CD, and if you don't like it, I'll give you your money back. Best of Fourplay. Christopher L Ford."
A contemporary jazz must have
E. Gray | Maryland, USA | 11/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fourplay has got to be one of my favorite groups, combining contemporary jazz sound with classic jazz skills and talent. This album in particular is a great listen, especially for a new listener. After hearing it, you'll want to get the rest of their albums. It's just so smooth that it can be used to set the mood, but it's also great to groove to. All I can say is that I hope Fourplay stays around for a long time."