The Essential Collection

The Essential Collection

by Patti LaBelle


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This 2003 U.K. release from the Spectrum label is a little too random to be considered one of the better places to go for a sampling of Patti LaBelle's lengthy career. There's enough chronological range to cover the '70s through the '90s, but it's far too spotty to function as a be-all, end-all set. Several expected selections are contained, such as "Yo Mister," "Lady Marmalade," "Kiss Away the Pain," "On My Own" (with Michael McDonald), "Oh, People," "The Right Kinda Lover," and "Sleep With Me Tonight." However, more than a handful of her chart entries from this time span are missing ("New Attitude" and "If You Only Knew," just as two examples), making the disc perfectly avoidable.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
Label: Mca Uk
UPC: 0008811297022
catalogNumber: 112970
Rank: 6992

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LaBelle   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer
Patti LaBelle   Composer
Martika   Composer
Prince   Composer
David Lasley   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Bunny Sigler   Composer
Andy Goldmark   Composer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Frankie Blue   Composer
Alex Brown   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Ron Kersey   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Sami McKinney   Composer
Ann Nesby   Composer
Pierce   Composer
Jimmy Wright   Composer
Allan Rich   Composer
Dalbello   Composer
Truman Capote   Composer
Bobby Crew   Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer
Robin Lerner   Composer
Marsha Malamet   Composer
Denise Rich   Composer
Daryl Easlea   Liner Notes
Fred White   Composer

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The Essential Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this collaboration of songs by the one and only 'ms.thang' are as well put together as any other collaboration of ms.labelle's. while this is just one of many more to come, i'll purchase this one eagerly. though i presently have each of these songs on other patti labelle c.d.'s, i'm looking forward to adding this title to my already well stocked selection of patti labelle music. i strongly recommend this selection be added to the collections af all patti fans world wide. while i can't choose one title from this my favorite, i recommend them all as such. ms. patricia louise holt, (a.k.a -patti labelle ) is awesome & untouchable and will forever be my all time favotite entertainer. ms. thang, just keep on keepin' on as only you can . hey sista', soul sista', soul sista', soul sista'- you go sista'! you are world class ! -peace/one love