The Ultimate Collection CD (2005)

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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.

Specifications

Label Rhino Records
SKU 63994510
UPC 081227316723
UPC 14 00081227316723
Format CD
Release Date 8/9/2005
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Author Michael Mcdonald
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Compilation Appearance Anyone Who Had A Heart
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Compilation Appearance We Were Soldiers (ost)
Compilation Appearance These Days
Compilation Appearance Together (ost)
Compilation Appearance Collaborations:25th Anniversary Colle
Associated Artist/Work Benet, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Franklin, Aretha
Technical Info
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)
CatalogID 8122731672
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 08/09/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227316723
Musical Guests
Patti LaBelle
Greg Phillinganes
Quincy Jones
Burt Bacharach
Kenny Loggins
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso.
Photographer: Roger Ressmeyer.
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
Disc 1
1 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
2 What a Fool Believes
3 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
4 Yah Mo B There - (single version)
5 Takin' It to the Streets - (single version)
6 Sweet Freedom - (single version)
7 Minute by Minute
8 On My Own
9 You Belong to Me
10 Real Love
11 I Stand For You
12 It Keeps You Runnin'
13 Take It To Heart - (radio edit)
14 No Love To Be Found
15 I Gotta Try
16 No Lookin' Back
17 Blink Of An Eye
18 Open the Door - (Urban Remix, Urban remix)
19 Lost In The Parade
Product Attributes
Artist Mcdonald,Michael
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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