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Format: CD
Sku: 63994510
UPC: 081227316723
UPC 14: 00081227316723
Release Date: 8/9/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
2. What a Fool Believes ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
3. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
4. Yah Mo B There - (single version) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
5. Takin' It to the Streets - (single version) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
6. Sweet Freedom - (single version) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
7. Minute by Minute ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
8. On My Own ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
9. You Belong to Me ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
10. Real Love ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
11. I Stand For You ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
12. It Keeps You Runnin' ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
13. Take It To Heart - (radio edit) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
14. No Love To Be Found ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
15. I Gotta Try ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
16. No Lookin' Back ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
17. Blink Of An Eye ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
18. Open the Door - (Urban Remix, Urban remix) ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
19. Lost In The Parade ~ Michael McDonald (Vocals/Keys)
One of the most immediately recognizable voices in all of contemporary music, Michael McDonald's signature sound fuses rock, R&B, soul, and gospel. As he evolved onward from his formative days as a backup singer for Steely Dan, McDonald's artistry bridged the gap between jazzy blue-eyed soul and and chart-topping pop rock, earning him superstardom both as lead vocalist/keyboardist for the Doobie Brothers and as a solo artist. Spanning 1976 to the present, this hit-packed new compilation spotlights his inimitable baritone on 19 timeless songs that will have you believing from the very first minute.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Michael McDonald (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Michael McDonald (Wurlitzer piano); John McFee (vocals, guitar); Cornelius Bumpus (vocals, saxophone); Tiran Porter (vocals, bass instrument); Bobby LaKind (vocals, congas, bongos); Wendy Moten (vocals, background vocals); Nicolette Larson, Rosemary Butler (vocals); Bernie Chiaravalle (guitar, coral sitar); Tommy Sims (guitar, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, synthesizer); Dann Huff, David Pack, Michael Hart Thompson , Robben Ford, Warren Haynes, David E. Williams (guitar); Chris Rodriguez (electric guitar); Rev. Dave Boruff (flute, saxophone); Doug Moffet, Mark Douthit, Denis Solee (saxophone); Brandon Fields (alto saxophone); Albert Wing (tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley, Lee Thornberg, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. , Bruce Fowler (trombone); Larry E. Williams (horns, keyboards, synthesizer); Tony Swain (Fender Rhodes piano); Jeff Bova (Clavinet, bass synthesizer); Jesse Butler (organ); Rod Temperton (keyboards, synthesizer); Danny Sembello, Rev. Patrick Henderson, Anthony Patler (keyboards); Michael Boddicker, Bill Payne, David Foster, Brian Mann (synthesizer); Wells Christy (Synclavier); Chet McCracken (vibraphone, marimba, drums); Louis Johnson, Nathan East (bass instrument); George Perilli, John "4 Daddman" Robinson, Manu Katch?, Steve Gadd , Dan Needham, Carlos Vega (drums); Ted Templeman (cowbells, maracas, tambourine, percussion); Tim Akers (tom tom, background vocals); Tom Roady (percussion); Jimmy Bralower, Toby Baker (drum programming); Clydene Jackson, Evette Benton, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, David Lasley, Cynthia Edwards, Lisa Young, Maureen McDonald, Tammy Taylor, Julia Tillman Waters, Arnold McCutler, Gale Mayes-West, Jenni Muldaur, Maxine Willard Waters, Amy Holland, Ann McCrary, Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Sir Harry Bowens, Sweet Pea Atkinson (background vocals); Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar); James Ingram (vocals, synthesizer); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Patti LaBelle (vocals); Jeff Baxter, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Steve Lukather (guitar); Burt Bacharach (piano); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, keyboards); Peter Wolf (synthesizer); John Hartman (drums, percussion); Jeff Porcaro, Ricky Lawson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Kenny Loggins (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso.
Muze PNote Photographer: Roger Ressmeyer.
Muze PNote Since Warner/Rhino's 2005 Ultimate Collection appeared a mere four years after their last Michael McDonald compilation -- 2001's The Very Best of Michael McDonald -- it may seem that it's a little early to rehash the same recordings yet again. That suspicion is unfounded, since The Ultimate Collection finally delivers what McDonald fans have been waiting for: his solo hits and Doobie Brothers smashes on the same disc. Not that this has every hit he ever had -- his minor 1991 single "All We Got" isn't here, for instance -- but most listeners won't notice the omissions since this 19-track collection has "What a Fool Believes," "Takin' It to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "Real Love," "It Keeps You Runnin'," "I Gotta Try," "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)," "No Lookin' Back," "Sweet Freedom," "Yah Mo B There," and even his recent 2004 hit cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Consequently, this is by far the best showcase for his smooth, soulful soft rock, and the one Michael McDonald disc fans both casual and fanatical should own. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Michael McDonald; Simon Climie; Quincy Jones; Burt Bacharach; Don Was; Dick Rudolph; Lenny Waronker; Russ Titelman; Ted Templeman; Tommy Sims; Bruce Swedien; Simon Climie; Michael McDonald (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Patti LaBelle
Muze Guest Artist Greg Phillinganes
Muze Guest Artist Quincy Jones
Muze Guest Artist Burt Bacharach
Muze Guest Artist Kenny Loggins

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 2001-Wow Gospel
Muze Music Compilations Pure 80s Love: The No.01 Hits
Muze Music Compilations Soul Comes Home: A Celebration Of Sta
Muze Music Compilations Genius Loves Company
Muze Music Compilations These Days
Muze Music Compilations Gotta Have Gospel Gold
Muze Music Compilations Essential Patti Labelle
Muze Music Compilations Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Muze Music Compilations Just Across The River
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations It's Your Night
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations That Lovin Feelin:best Of Blue Eyed S
Muze Music Compilations Icon:patti Labelle
Muze Music Compilations Celebrate Me Home
Muze Music Compilations Together (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart

Associated Artists and Works

Benet, Eric
Franklin, Aretha

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/09/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8122731672
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227316723

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mcdonald,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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