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The Best of George Benson [Warner Bros.]

The Best of George Benson [Warner Bros.]

by George Benson George Benson
The Best of George Benson [Warner Bros.]

The Best of George Benson [Warner Bros.]

by George Benson George Benson


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Warner Bros.' second George Benson compilation, unlike Collection, only draws from the label's own catalog, so by definition, it's a less representative sampler. And even then, it does not give a thorough overview of Benson's 17-year tenure at Warner Bros. Understandably for a best-of album, it concentrates on such hot-selling Benson vocal hits as "This Masquerade," "Give Me the Night," "Turn Your Love Around," and "On Broadway." Yet there is not so much as a single instrumental, nor anything from Benson's last five Warners albums, the last three of which (Tenderly, Big Boss Band, Love Remembers) contain a good deal of his best mature work, if not any hits. So, in other words, this collection serves those who are interested in George Benson the chart-maker, and it's a fine collection for that audience.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/1995
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624605027
catalogNumber: 46050
Rank: 23519


  1. Give Me The Night
  2. Love Ballad
  3. This Masquerade
  4. Love X Love
  5. I Just Wanna Hang Around You
  6. Turn Your Love Around
  7. Inside Love (So Personal)
  8. 20/20
  9. Everything Must Change
  10. Never Give Up On A Good Thing
  11. Kisses In The Moonlight
  12. Lady Love Me (One More Time)
  13. Lady Blue
  14. On Broadway

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Kashif   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Synclavier,Moog Bass
Ronnie Foster   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Polymoog,Mini Moog
Herbie Hancock   Electric Piano
James Newton Howard   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Earl Klugh   Acoustic Guitar
Rob Mounsey   Synclavier
Phil Upchurch   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
David Foster   Synthesizer
Bill Champlin   Background Vocals
Steve Kipner   Drums
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Lillo Thomas   Background Vocals
Jocelyn Brown   Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Mike Baird   Cymbals
Stanley Banks   Bass
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Stephen Benben   Percussion
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Babi Floyd   Background Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Preston Glass   Synthesizer,Percussion
Randy Goodrum   Drums
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Jay Graydon   Synthesizer,Guitar
Gary Herbig   Flute,Saxophone
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Alto Horn
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Louis Johnson   Bass
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Mike Mainieri   Conductor
Harvey Mason   Drums
Leslie Ming   Drums
David Paich   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Zachary Sanders   Background Vocals
Danny Sembello   Drums,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Hamish Stuart   Background Vocals
Richard Tee   Synthesizer Bass
Randy Waldman   Synthesizer
Dave Weckl   Cymbals
Brenda White   Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Jai Winding   Piano,fender rhodes
Carmen Twilley   Background Vocals
Frank Martin   Synthesizer
Larry Williams   Flute,Saxophone
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Bass

Technical Credits

Kashif   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
James Newton Howard   Arranger
Quincy Jones   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Steve Kipner   Sequencing Programmer
Michael Sembello   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Preston Glass   Programming,Bass Sequencing
Jay Graydon   Songwriter,Arranger,Producer
Jerry Hey   Brass Arrangment
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Mike Mainieri   Arranger
Arif Mardin   Producer
Narada Michael Walden   drum programming
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
David Paich   Arranger
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Bill Thomas   Engineer
Cruz Baca Sembello   Composer
Danny Sembello   Composer,Programming
John Sembello   Composer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Russ Titelman   Producer
Joe Bogan   Engineer
David Frazer   Engineer
Thom Wilson   Engineer
Bryan Lee Janszen   drum programming
Linda C. Cobb   Artwork

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