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Format: CD
Sku: 60134993
UPC: 077778625926
UPC 14: 00077778625926
Release Date: 11/12/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wild World ~ Maxi Priest
2. In The Springtime ~ Maxi Priest
3. Should I ~ Maxi Priest
4. Close To You ~ Maxi Priest
5. How Can We Ease The Pain (with Beres Hammond) ~ Maxi Priest
6. Let Me Know ~ Maxi Priest
7. Housecall (with Shabba Ranks) ~ Maxi Priest
8. Just A Little Bit Longer ~ Maxi Priest
9. Caution ~ Maxi Priest
10. Some Guys Have All The Luck ~ Maxi Priest
11. I Know Love (with Tiger) ~ Maxi Priest
12. Strollin' On ~ Maxi Priest
13. Best Of Me ~ Maxi Priest
14. Crazy Love ~ Maxi Priest
15. Woman In You ~ Maxi Priest
16. Peace Throughout The World (with Jazzie B) ~ Maxi Priest

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Producers: Willie Lindo, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Paul Robinson, Geoffrey Chung, Handel Tucker, Drummie Zeb, Mikey Bennett, Clifton Dillon, Augustus "Gussie" Clarke, J.P. Maunick (Bluey), Jazzie B., Nellie Hooper.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Phil Bodger.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Carlton Ogilvie; John Gallen; Maxi Priest ; Bobby Konders.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: The Boilerhouse Boys; Carlton Ogilvie; John Gallen; Maxi Priest ; Bobby Konders.
Muze PNote Editor: Crispin Murray.
Muze PNote Photographer: Greg Allen .
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Geoffrey Chung.
Muze PNote The Best of Me collects nearly all of Maxi Priest's pre-1992 U.K. and U.S. singles, and results in a timeless, breezy, and thoroughly engaging album. Maxi Priest doesn't really tackle the heavy social themes that many of his reggae contemporaries do -- instead, he sings about love, life, and summertime (what, in other words, is known as "lovers rock"). Included here are nearly all of his U.K. hits, including "Strollin' On," "How Can We Ease the Pain," "Peace Throughout the World," and his cover of "Some Guys Have All the Luck," as well as his near-perfect version of Cat Stevens' "Wild World," which broke him to U.S. audiences, and his funky and immortal 1990 U.S. chart-topper "Close to You." Also included is his hit duet with Shabba Ranks, "Housecall," in which Maxi Priest, with his honey-smooth vocals, completely steals the show, as well as his minor U.S. hit "Just a Little Bit Longer." This CD was released in 1991, after the phenomenal success of "Close to You" and its album Bona Fide, therefore, later hits such as "Groovin' in the Midnight," "That Girl" (with Shaggy), and his massive duet with Roberta Flack, "Set the Night to Music," don't appear. Until a later and complete hits package is assembled, The Best of Me, which also features great pictures, song lyrics, and detailed liner notes, more than fits the bill. ~ Jose F. Promis

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Shabba Ranks
Muze Guest Artist Tiger
Muze Guest Artist Jazzie B.
Muze Guest Artist Beres Hammond

Artist Overview

Of Jamaican descent but born and raised in the U.K., Maxi Priest released his first album (YOU'RE SAFE) in 1985, but it wasn't until his 1988 self-titled breakthrough, with its reggae-inflected cover of Cat Stevens's "Wild World," that Maxi Priest gained significant attention. Fusing elements of R&B, pop, and reggae into a smooth, radio-ready concoction, Maxi Priest is regarded as one of the best latter-day practitioners of lovers rock. The artist released a number of albums throughout the '90s and into the 2000s. As a British reggae artist, Maxi Priest achieved the rare feat of landing a number-one slot on the American Billboard chart with his 1990 single, "Close to You."

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Associated Artists and Works

Jackson, Janet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/01/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DIXCD 111
Music Label Name Label : Charisma (USA)
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 : 00077778625926

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (2/14/92, p.54)
- "..the genuine sense of love and longing in his voice should win over any fan of reggae, pop, or soul.." - Rating: A

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