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The Best Of Patti Austin


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listen  1. Take A Closer Look (Album Version) 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Say You Love Me (Album Version) 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You Don't Have To Say You're Sorry (Album Version) 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. More Today Than Yesterday (Album Version) 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. What's At The End Of The Rainbow (Album Version) 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Sweet Sadie The Survivor (Album Version) 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. That's Enough For Me (Album Version) 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Just Want To Know (Album Version) 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Havana Candy (Album Version) 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Need Somebody (Album Version) 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lost In The Stars (Album Version) 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Another Nail For My Heart (Album Version) 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. We've Got Tonight (Album Version) 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. (Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me (Album Version) 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Love Me Again (Album Version) 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Soar Me Like An Eagle Flies (Album Version) 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950, in Harlem, New York) is an American Grammy-winning R&B and jazz music singer.

She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents.

By the late 1960s Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial ... Read more in Amazon's Patti Austin Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 28, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: June 28, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000028S8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Best of Patti Austin isn't quite what it appears to be. Instead of compiling her big early-'80s hits like "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," the 16-track collection features her lesser-known late-'70s material for CTI Records, where she had only one notable hit in 1977 with "Say You Love Me." Despite the lack of hits, the compilation is actually quite enjoyable, featuring graceful versions of hits as diverse as "More Today Than Yesterday," "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry," "Lost in the Stars," "We've Got Tonight" and "Another Nail for My Heart."

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
REVIEW BY KIRK DOUGLAS PROVO
The great thing about this re-mastered collection, mostly compiled from Austin's time spent on Creed Taylor's CTI label in the mid to late 70s is how timeless the music really is. Having said this, it is also startling how under- appreciated the artist is as a pop music force to be reckoned with. The tunes here are strong on melody and beautifully realized from a arranging/production standpoint.
"Say You Love Me" is as warm as a summer breeze and the gentle "You Don't Have To Say You're Sorry" is sweet lullaby of late, re-recorded by Vanessa William's. Austin's "What's At The End Of The Rainbow" sounds like it's been around for generations . . . .the delivery sounding like a more soulful Barbra Streisand.
As writer and singer Austin goes all out on the gospel-tinged, funky prayer of "Sweet Sadie The Savior" (also recorded by Blood Sweat & Tears), and it's interesting to hear the 70s take on "That's Enough For Me" which was up-dated on Austin's last GRP CD "That Special Place". Both versions have their own special qualities.
"I Just Want To Know" and "Love Me Again" are for those quiet, romantic times. "Havana Candy" and "Another Nail For My Heart" are two early exhibits of Patti Austin's unique sense of humour. Frankly, one cannot go wrong with this 16-song collection unless you hate melodic, well-written, perfectly sung music.
Patti Austin is a superstar, make no mistake. These CTI recordings only tap into part of her dynamic artistry.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on August 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The Music Biz doesn't Respect Real Talent because if they did how do you sleep on Patti Austin? this Lady has Covered so Many Bases of Music that it ain't even Funny.her Stylings&tempo changings are Amazing.I have Loved Her Work for Many,Many years.but can't understand why she never gets her due Props?this set Highlights the CTI Label Era for Her.Very Essential Compilation.
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Format: Audio CD
REVIEW BY KIRK DOUGLAS PROVO
The great thing about this re-mastered collection, mostly compiled from Austin's time spent on Creed Taylor's CTI label in the mid to late 70s is how timeless the music really is. Having said this, it is also startling how under- appreciated the artist is as a pop music force to be reckoned with. The tunes here are strong on melody and beautifully realized from a arranging/production standpoint.
"Say You Love Me" is as warm as a summer breeze and the gentle "You Don't Have To Say You're Sorry" is a sweet lullaby, of late re-recorded by Vanessa William's. Austin's "What's At The End Of The Rainbow" sounds like it's been around for generations . . . .the delivery sounding like a more soulful Barbra Streisand.
As writer and singer Austin goes all out on the gospel-tinged, funky prayer of "Sweet Sadie The Savior" (also recorded by Blood Sweat & Tears), and it's interesting to hear the 70s take on "That's Enough For Me" which was up-dated on Austin's last GRP CD "That Secret Place". Both versions have their own special qualities.
"I Just Want To Know" and "Love Me Again" are for those quiet, romantic times. "Havana Candy" and "Another Nail For My Heart" are two early exhibits of Patti Austin's unique sense of humour. Frankly, one cannot go wrong with this 16-song collection unless you hate melodic, well-written, perfectly sung music.
Patti Austin is a superstar, make no mistake. These CTI recordings only tap into part of her dynamic artistry. Take "The Best" with you if you plan on spending some time on a desert island.
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