Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker

Sweet Love: The Very Best of Anita Baker

by Anita BakerAnita Baker


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Rhino's 2002 compilation The Best of Anita Baker contains all of her hits -- both the pop crossovers and songs that were big only on the R&B charts. Many of these songs are presented in their single edits, not the album versions, which is a plus, since these are the versions that were played on the radio. Although it is true that nothing Anita Baker did was ever as sublime as Rapture, she did continually turn out fine adult contemporary and urban soul ballads throughout the late '80s and early '90s, all of which are here, making this not just a good summary/introduction, but a nice disc of highlights for those searching for more than Rapture.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC: 0081227360320
catalogNumber: 273603

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita Baker   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano
James Ingram   Track Performer
Vesta   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
George Duke   Percussion,Piano
Omar Hakim   Drums
Bobby Lyle   Piano
Phil Perry   Background Vocals
David T. Walker   Guitar
Bunny Hull   Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Herschel Boone   Background Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Lorenzo Brown   Percussion
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards
Raymond Calhoun   Drums
Carl Carwell   Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Paul Chiten   Synthesizer Overdubs
Craig T. Cooper   Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Lynn Davis   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Barry J. Eastmond   Piano,Strings,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Angel Edwards   Background Vocals
Vernon D. Fails   Keyboards
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Lawrence Fratangelo   Percussion
Gant   Piano,Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Marva King   Background Vocals
Ricky Lawson   Drums
James Macon   Guitar
Arthur Marbury   Drums
Valerie Mayo   Background Vocals
Greg Moore   Guitar
Patrick Moten   Keyboards
Don Myrick   Saxophone
Dean Parks   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Piano,Synthesizer Overdubs
Michael J. Powell   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
David B. Washington   Bass
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Luther Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Rhythm Guitar
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
James Godson   Drums
Eddie Howard   Piano
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Mike Bradford   Piano
Sharon   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Anita Baker   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Executive Producer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Alex Brown   Vocal Arrangements
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Mike Brown   Engineer
Robbie Buchanan   String Arrangements
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Gordon Chambers   Vocal Arrangements
Milton Chan   Engineer
Earl Cohen   Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Robert Feist   Engineer
Darroll Gustamachio   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Ben Keys   Programming
Fred Law   Engineer
Valerie Mayo   Vocal Arrangements
Patrick Moten   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Bruce Nazarian   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Arranger
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Barney Perkins   Engineer
Michael J. Powell   Producer,String Arrangements
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Schmitt   Engineer
Marti Sharron   Producer
Gary Skardina   Producer,Engineer
Gerard Smerek   Engineer
Otis Smith   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Barton Stevens   Engineer
Warren Woods   Engineer
Steven Chean   Editorial Research
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Steve Gallagher   Engineer
David "E-Man" Ward   Programming
Sharon   Vocal Arrangements
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
D. Cooper   Engineer
Tom Beiner   Engineer
Elliott Peters   Engineer

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