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Epiphany: Best of Chaka Khan 1
Chaka Khan
Epiphany: Best of Chaka Khan 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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Japanese Release featuring a Bonus Track.


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All Artists: Chaka Khan
Title: Epiphany: Best of Chaka Khan 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Reprise / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/12/1996
Release Date: 11/12/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624586524, 936245865244


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Japanese Release featuring a Bonus Track.

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Al F. from HOUSTON, TX
Reviewed on 10/8/2010...
Its not the original version of some songs; some songs have an echo
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16 Powerfull hits from the Greatest Singer On The Planet
Bob Waskiewicz | Wintersville, Ohio United States | 11/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard of Chaka Khan from my Sister.She just got back from Wildwood N.J.while on vacation with my cousins.She told me about this fantastic new group,Rufus.They were the opening act for Cheech and Chong.This comedy team was late,and Rufus had to keep on playing untill they showed up.The audience didn't care if they never showed up after hearing Chaka Khan."Tell me Something Good," was there first hit single.The live version is on this CD.My all time favorite cut,"Through the Fire,"is unreal.If anyone out there thinks they can sing,play this song and listen.Prince's,"I fill for You," with the wonderfull rap,was a huge hit. Every type of music is in here,from Disco,"Ain't Nobody,Never Miss the Wather," To the great ballads,"Through the Fire,Your love is all I know,"(this will break your heart apart,)and a Jazzy Dedication to the late Ella Fitzgerald,"The End of A Love Affair."This collection of Chaka Khan is one of my top ten albums of all time. If you love to hear brilliant music from a great singer,songwriter,and artist,You have to get this CD."
Not all the best, but a good sampling
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 08/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Chaka Khan may be the most important female R & B singer to emerge over the past thirty years. Divas and divas-in-waiting like Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige have covered her material and attempted to copy her trademark sensual scream (though no one comes close). This compilation helps to explain her importance. At the time this collection was issued in 1996, Chaka's first four albums were out of print in this country. Some of its biggest hits are thankfully found here, like "I'm Every Woman," "Papillon," "What'cha Gonna Do For Me," along with later classics such as "I Feel For You" and "Ain't Nobody." Unfortunately left off though are the top ten smashes "Clouds" and her remake of the Michael Jackson ballad "Got To Be There" (which eats the original for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Those two are major hits that should have been included. Also puzzling is the exclusion of any tracks from 1992's THE WOMAN I AM (easily her strongest and most consistent album). Instead of just presenting all of Chaka's biggest chart hits, it appears that the compilers wanted to make a statement as to her tremendous versatility by including some of her most adventurous work. "Love Me Still," from the film CLOCKERS, is a folky acoustic number which shows Chaka doesn't need vocal histrionics to shine. "Night In Tunisia" finds her comfortably inhabiting the world of jazz, while her rendition of Billie Holiday's "The End Of A Love Affair" reveals this lady can also sing the blues. EPIPHANY also included five new recordings, of which only "Never Miss The Water" with Me'Shell Ndegeocello takes its place among Chaka's greatest work (though the ballad "Your Love Is All I Know" and her reggae take on Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" are certainly enjoyable). Hopefully a second Best Of volume with all of the key missing recordings will be released by Warner Brothers (or Rhino) someday soon."