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Ultimate Collection [Import]

Randy CrawfordAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Biography by Ron Wynn

Randy Crawford's initial notoriety came from her fiery vocal on "Street Life," a 1979 song matching her with the Crusaders that was included on the soundtrack for Burt Reynolds' film Sharky's Machine. Crawford was born in Macon and grew up in Cincinnati; she worked in clubs as a teen, accompanied by her father. Crawford was lead vocalist in a ... Read more in Amazon's Randy Crawford Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 13, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Music TV
  • ASIN: B0009OBYVQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,629 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Streetlife
2. You Might Need Somebody
3. Almaz
4. Love Is Like A Newborn Child
5. Tender Falls The Rain
6. Imagine [Live]
7. Endlessly
8. Rio De Janeiro Blue
9. I'll Be Around
10. Give Me The Night
11. Now We May Begin
12. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
13. One Hello
14. Cajun Moon
15. Your Precious Love
16. Last Night At Danceland
17. I Stand Accused
18. Shine
19. At Last
20. One Day I'll Fly Away
See all 38 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

2 CD set. For more than three decades, Randy Crawford has traversed a musical spectrum that ranges from Jazz to Soul to R&B and Pop. Her warm timbre and inventive, emotional phrasing has won her countless fans around the world including some luminaries as George Benson, Quincy Jones, Bootsy Collins, Cannonball Adderley, and Al Jarreau. "This Ultimate Collection" highlights her jazzy urban R&B hits, including 'Street Life' and 'Give Me The Night' among many others and it also takes in her biggest chart moments, 'Almaz', which reached no 4 in November 1986, and 'One Day I'll Fly Away', which peaked at no 2 in August 1980. Many will recognise the oft remade Crawford tracks such as 'Rainy Night in Georgia' and 'You Might Need Somebody', recently covered to great success by Shola Ama, but it is the range of vocal treatments and variety of songs that will impress most. All her finest moments are included, making the compilation the perfect introduction and roundup to Crawford's career. WSM. 2005.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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Randy (born Veronica Crawford) is a brilliant American soul singer who had a UK top five hit (Street life) as un-credited vocalist with the Crusaders in 1973, then had two UK top five hits (One day I'll fly away, Almaz) in the eighties as a solo singer. Randy never achieved this level of success in her homeland.

Apart from those three major hits, Randy had two other UK top twenty hits (You might need somebody, Rainy night in Georgia) and several minor hits, all of which are included here, these being Imagine (a live recording), He reminds me, Last night at dance land, Secret combination, Nightline, Give me the night, Diamante (with Zucchero) and One hello. Most of the songs here are originals but, with her outstanding voice, Randy is a great interpreter of other people's songs, as this collection shows with her covers of such classics as Knocking on heaven's door, At last, This old heart of mine and What a difference a day makes as well as Imagine.

This comprehensive collection truly is the very best of Randy Crawford, one of the finest soul singers there has ever been.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done March 18, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I love this collection. The "secret combination" of music, lyrics and the great talent of Randy Crawford definitely works for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It Does Not Get Any Better Than This January 7, 2008
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A long time fan of Ms. Crawford, I jumped at the chance to own a compilation of her songs. I listen to this CD practically every day. I listen to it when I am on the railroad; when I am relaxing; when I am doing things; on my way to resting at night. This CD takes me places that my soul needs to go at times and then brings me back. Thank you Ms. Crawford for having become a singer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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It goes without saying that Randy Crawford's got one of the clearest and most pleasant voices of all time! I personally find it extremely sexy too. This compilation contains her very best, including all of her well known songs. To make it supreme, all they needed to do was add her underrated movie theme "People Alone", one of her finest ballads. But who's complaining? This collection is well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Incomparable Randy Crawford! May 8, 2011
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I can't get enough of these two CD's! The first CD opens with Ms. Crawford's signature hit "Streelife". I also LOVE her renditions of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Who's Crying Now" better than either of the originals! For me, there is only one song missing from this collection, Prince's "Purple Rain", I know she has performed this song live and would've loved for one of those to be recorded for this CD collection. But other than that, this ultimate collection is a must have for any music lover!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection but where is "People Alone"? November 14, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Love Randy Crawford and had been a fan for a number of years now but when are they going to release "People Alone" my fave single by her from the movie The Competition. It would be nice to have that song in digital format.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ULTIMATE COLLECTION!!!! November 8, 2011
By dave b
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Randy Crawford's Ultimate Collection is just that. This women can really sing. With this collection they didn't leave out anything. Since I'm a big vinyl fan, I wish I could have it on vinyl!!!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Best of Collection falls short, though comprehensive. November 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
What I the about Best of collections is that there are always hits that are left off. In this case "Wrap U Up" and "I Don't Feel Much Like Crying" are left off. Both made the top 20 on the R&B charts. Also, there are contributions from some of Randy's best cds that re also missing. Try "Secret Combination," "Windsong,", "Nightline," and her cd full of covers including the excellet "Forget Me Nots" and "Come Into My Life."
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