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Very Best of Al B Sure


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  • Audio CD (January 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0010DJ17O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Nite And Day
2. Off On Your Own (Girl)
3. If I'm Not Your Lover
4. Oooh This Love Is So
5. Killing Me Softly
6. Rescue Me
7. Hotel California
8. Missunderstanding
9. No Matter What You Do
10. Right Now
11. Natalie
12. Noche Y Dia
13. Ooh This Jazz Is So
14. The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)
15. If I'm Not Your Lover
16. Rescue Me

Editorial Reviews

King of New Jack Swing Al B. Sure! began his career singing back-up for Heavy D, but was quickly propelled to solo stardom with his 1988 multi-platinum debut album In Effect Mode. The smooth and sultry jam Nite And Day was a #1 R&B single that also had phenomenal crossover appeal, hitting #7 on Billboardr's pop chart. The follow-up, Off On Your Own (Girl), likewise went #1 R&B, as did Missunderstanding, from 1990's Private Times And The Whole 9, and Right Now from 1992's Sexy Versus. Once selected by Quincy Jones to win a talent competition, Al B. later performed for Q on The Secret Garden, a #1 hit from Jones' all-star Back On The Block album, another magical track featured on this sixteen track single-disc anthology of Boston-bred Al B. Sure!'s greatest grooves.

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His voice is just so sexy and sensual.
Juan M. Redman
Another great slow jam off this album is Right Now off the Sexy Versus album.
Patrick Mason
It's a CD you MUST add to your collection!
"egyptncuti"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By mediaagent on February 2, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I never respond to other reviewers, but Juan Redman is way off. The reason why Al B. Sure never took off was because many people did not think he could sing live - especally when he made an appearance on Oprah. Since many of the artists back then in R&B had stronger voices, he was singled out, unfairly I may add, as someone you would not pay live to see. ( I was in my early 20's then and I KNOW what I'm talking about). Christopher Williams (who I love) was also slandered, many thought he was the one who cause Halle Berry to lose her hearing by beating her (which later turned out to be a false rumor). Plus, it was reported that he was somewhat of a diva at Uptown records and was not getting the proper treatment on their label. Whatever the case, it had NOTHING TO DO with them being light skinned, cause women were eating those two up (myself included), as well as Keith Sweat (who is MOST DEFINITELY a chocolate brother). Let's just clear that up.

Bottom line, Al B. Sure's first album is still great after all these years. And I've always loved the song "Right Now"...It still sounds sexy. So if you can get past all the ridiculous rumors and theories, get this CD and put it in your New Jack Swing/Quiet Storm selection. While you're at it, get Christopher Williams, Jodeci, Keith Sweat, New Edition, Miki Howard, and Gerald Levert. A great time for music, that's for sure.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By guillermoj on July 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It's hard to rate a greatest hits package which only came from 3 releases, especially if you happen to own them all; notwithstanding said challenge, I am giving this a 4 star review because it is the only AL B. Sure! release that you will need if you don't have any of his previous releases and as a bonus of sorts includes a worderful song ("The Secret Garden")from Quincy Jones' "Back on The Block" that is probably one of the best singles combining so many great artists that actually works because of the combination of the artists, including Al B. Sure and the late Barry White.
Al's first 2 releases were very strong and most of the important songs are here. His third release just did not do it for me and 2 out of the 3 songs included in this set are better than I remember them to be.
This release takes you back to the days of Teddy Riley, but Al B. Sure was a cut above the rest because of his great voice (sexy falsetto combined with some Barry White) and catchy songs. I wish that he would record again, but he is now focusing on a broadcasting career and on business ventures.
The only minus to this CD would be the inclusion of unnecessary material, like a really cheesy Spanish version of "Nite and Day" and a couple of the remixes that round things up. I'd focus on the first 11 songs and forward to 14 and end it there.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on June 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
basically if you have His First Album&"The Secret Garden" Single then you pretty much have all you need from Al.B.Sure.He seemed like He would have a long&Promising career but pretty much went away as a Artist.but behind the scenes He had a Hand in Jodecci&also writing stuff on Tevin Campbell among others."Nite&Day" is still the cut.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on January 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I will never forget the first time I heard �Nite and Day.� Back then I was still a youngster living with my parents. My stereo was on the floor and I was listening to the radio. From the second I heard that first note, that bass and him sing �Ooooh, can you feel it baby?� I dropped to the floor and lay in front of the speakers. I was hooked. Paralyzed with glee and filled with lust. And I hadn�t even seen him yet. I still feel the same way every time I hear it. I�m a hardcore Al B. fan and proud of it. I bought every single one of his albums, well cassettes and loved them all. I recently got rid of all my cassettes and am replacing them with CDs. I bought �In Effect Mode� again, but did not want to buy all the others. This new CD featuring his best is the answer. All the songs I still love and haven�t heard in a while. As I write this, I�m enjoying �Hotel California.� Who else could make this song so sexy? The liner notes give a nice background and there are a bunch of pictures. Some are a little cheesy, but I guess looking back the 80�s were just generally kind of cheesy. He is a cutie like no other and when I�m 90 years old, he�ll keep me young remembering the first time I heard him. If you love Al like I love Al, then buy this �Right Now.� It�s feelin� kind of right�
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Mason on May 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Al B. Sure! Man I wish you was still around today I love your music man Its off da hook.If you don't own any of his 3 LPs this
and is dying to lis atten to some Al B. Sure! then this is a must have.Each and every song on this album truly are classics.Including the #1 smash hit Nite and Day one of the best slow jams you will hear on the radio,on tape,or CD.They're are other Great hits on this compilation such as Off On Your Own(Girl),Rescue Me,If I'm Not Your Lover,and Missunderstanding which is in my opinion one of my favorite dance songs ever I can't believe it only peaked at #1 on R&B for one week and made it #42 on the pop charts.Missunderstanding is one of my favorite Jams to dance to its all very very catchy although it wasn't that catchy to the suburban audience back in 1990.Another great slow jam off this album is Right Now off the Sexy Versus album.This sexual smooth ballad is another classic and a true gem.My favorite part of the song is when he says "Turn off the T.V. and put on a slow jam and let's get busy"Classic.This album is definitely worth picking up I give it 5 out of 5 stars AL B. wherever you are please come back and do some more music I kinda missed out on your music back in 1988-1993.
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