Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by Aimee MannAimee Mann

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Overview

It's fitting that Aimee Mann's first hit, as the frontwoman for new wavers 'Til Tuesday, was 1985's "Voices Carry," an oppressed woman's cry to be heard; because Mann, as a solo artist, would spend the last half of the '90s shackled by a record label that refused to release her music. Finally, after contributing ten songs to the acclaimed Magnolia soundtrack in the final month of the decade -- an effort that brought her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations -- Mann self-released her long-awaited third solo album, Bachelor No. 2, a sublime collection of melancholic toe-tappers. Ultimate Collection arrives with Mann's renaissance in full bloom, and its selection of her pre-1999 output is the best way for recent converts to catch up with the singer-songwriter. Quick-witted stabs such as Melrose Place staple "That's Just What You Are" (with vocal help from Squeeze's Difford and Tillbrook) reside alongside heart-wrenching ballads such as "Wise Up." The anthology also includes three 'Til Tuesday tracks (including "Voices Carry") and charming oddities such as "Jimmy Hoffa Jokes" and a cover of "Baby Blue" (originally done by Badfinger, a band with even worse luck than Mann). It all makes the point that while Aimee Mann didn't fit either of the popular '90s prototypes -- flamboyant diva or screechy riot grrrl -- she deserves to be heard.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2000
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731452476029
catalogNumber: 524760

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aimee Mann   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Juliana Hatfield   Background Vocals
Jon Brion   Guitar,Percussion,Cello,Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass,Vocal Harmony
Bernard Butler   Electric Guitar
Chris Difford   Background Vocals
Michael Hausman   Percussion,Drums,Orchestral Percussion
Robert Holmes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Buddy Judge   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Todd Nelson   Guitar
Clayton Scoble   Vocal Harmony
Glenn Tilbrook   Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Lockwood   Guitar
Joey Pesce   Synthesizer,Piano,Background Vocals
Stacy Jones   Drums
Michael Montes   Keyboards
Milt Sutton   Drums
John Sands   Drums
Peter Linton   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Penn   Producer
Aimee Mann   Composer
John Boylan   Producer
Rhett Davies   Producer
Mike Denneen   Producer
Mark Goldenberg   Producer
Michael Hausman   Composer,Programming
Robert Holmes   Composer
Bruce Lampcov   Producer
Mike Thorne   Producer
Joey Pesce   Composer
Dana Smart   Producer
Laura Graven   Art Direction
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Rhonda Shields   Producer

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Ultimate Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aimee Mann still wins in terms of maintaining creativity and integrity within a fast-paced world of market highs and lows. I absolutely loved Bachelor # 2, and think it was incredibly good but it definitely has competition with the Ultimate Collection which is amazing in terms of sampling the breadth of her musicalcareer and shines with songs like Baby Blue, Jimmy Hoffa Jokes and Say Anything. I recommend this album to anyone who still thinks music can be enjoyable to the ears as well as helpful to the soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aimee Mann has proved to be a rock amidst a sea of pebbles, being thwarted frequently by major record labels, and still managing to produce beautiful, lyrical music. I really loved her Til' Tuesday additions on this collection and especially like the songs Wise Up and Voices that Carry. This is a great album, a real pinnacle of an unconventional music career!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aimee Mann¿s new album, Ultimate Collection has a lot of her best songs from her other albums. I think she has a really beautiful, rich voice that, when placed against the guitar harmonies, make for a really excellent album. Her lyrics are intelligent and give good insights to the things people are foolish about in relationships, and I¿m sure most people can relate to what she says in her songs. This is a really awesome album, and I really recommend it to everyone, not even to just my friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is interesting that this is called ''an open forum'' when in fact all negative comments have been deleted. This compilation was released without the participation of Aimee Mann and in violation of her contract. It does not contain her best work and she has urged her fans not to support it. Buy her actual releases ins