20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Patti LaBelle

by Patti LaBellePatti LaBelle




Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around -- well, the 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart from the presumptuous title, 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection turns out to be a very good budget-line series. True, it's impossible for any of these brief collections to be definitive, but they're nevertheless solid samplers that don't feature a bad song in the bunch. For example, take Patti LaBelle's 20th Century volume -- it's an irresistible 12-song summary of her latter-day MCA recordings. There may be a couple of noteworthy songs missing, but many of her best-known songs for the label are here, including "On My Own," "New Attitude," "Kiss the Pain Away," "Stir It Up," "If You Asked Me To," "The Right Kind of Lover," "When You Talk About Love," "Flame," and "When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)." Serious fans will want something more extensive, but this is an excellent introduction for neophytes and a great sampler for casual fans, considering its length and price. That doesn't erase the ridiculousness of the series title, but the silliness is excusable when the music and the collections are good.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811194321
catalogNumber: 11943
Rank: 46803


  1. On My Own
  2. New Attitude
  3. Kiss Away the Pain
  4. Stir It Up
  5. Oh, People
  6. Yo Mister
  7. If You Asked Me To
  8. The Right Kind of Lover
  9. When You Talk About Love
  10. Flame
  11. Feels Like Another One
  12. When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LaBelle   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Patti LaBelle   Executive Producer
Prince   Producer
Nona Hendryx   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Producer
Keith Forsey   Producer
Bruce Roberts   Producer
Andy Goldmark   Producer
Peter Bunetta   Producer
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
James R. Budd Ellison   Composer,Producer
Julie Gold   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Producer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Terry Lewis   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Howie Rice   Producer
Steve Skinner   Arranger
Michael Stokes   Arranger,Producer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Erick Labson   Remixing
Walter Sigler   Composer

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