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Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by Billy Preston Billy Preston
Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by Billy Preston Billy Preston


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Hip-O's Ultimate Collection may not have the original hit recording of "That's the Way God Planned It," due to licensing restrictions (it was recorded for the Beatles ill-fated label, Apple), but that's about the only thing missing from this near-definitive single-disc set. Over the course of 20 tracks, the collection chronicles every one of Preston's hits, from the funky "Outa-Space," "Slaughter," and "Will It Go Round in Circles" to the smooth, quiet storm soul of his duets with Syreeta ("With You I'm Born Again," "Go for It," "One More Time for Love"). Since it's quite a transition between the two extremes, fans of either side of the spectrum may not enjoy everything here, but it's nevertheless a nearly flawless collection, providing an accurate portrait of Preston's career. It is true that the lesser-known hits aren't as compelling as the smash singles, but this is still an entertaining collection, regardless.

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Release Date: 03/21/2000
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731454123129
catalogNumber: 541231
Rank: 854


  1. Will It Go Round in Circles
  2. Outa-Space
  3. Slaughter
  4. I Wrote a Simple Song
  5. That's the Way God Planned It
  6. Struttin'
  7. Fancy Lady
  8. You're So Unique
  9. Space Race
  10. Get Back
  11. Blackbird
  12. Wide Stride
  13. Nothing from Nothing
  14. I'm Really Gonna Miss You
  15. You Are So Beautiful
  16. With You I'm Born Again
  17. Since I Held You Close
  18. Go for It
  19. One More Time for Love
  20. I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye

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