Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

by 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2000
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731454123129
catalogNumber: 541231
Rank: 23823

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Ultimate Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any artist that had songs such as "Will it Go 'round in Circles", "Space Race" and "You Are So Beautiful" (he wrote it, Joe Cocker took that to new heights), and also played alongside both the Beatles (Let it Be), and Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goat's Head Soup) and plenty others, has to be among the more fomidable talents known to pop music. This is the place to get his best known songs in one place. Only downer is the omission of any tracks from his Apple label albums 'That's the Way God Planned It' and 'Encouraging Words' (both LPs well worth seeking out)
Guest More than 1 year ago
hey, Preston is the man enough said.