Ultimate Aaliyah Import
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For those of you who do not have any of Aaliyah's CDs, this CD/DVD collection is a great start. You get all of the beautiful Babygirl's hits from both her albums and movie soundtracks (only one missing: "Journey to the Past" from the "Anastasia" movie soundtrack) and a nice tribute song by Timbaland and Wyclef. The DVD is the original hour-long documentary that VH-1's "Behind The Music" aired and it includes behind the scenes footage, video clips and interviews with Missy Elliott, P. Diddy, Timbaland, Damon Dash and Aaliyah herself.
Watching the documentary always makes me a little emotional; I enjoyed Aaliyah's music very much, and the thought of all that was lost when she was taken from us at such a young age is truly a tragedy. I am older than most of her fans, but that doesn't mean I was not able to appreciate her talent, and that was something Aaliyah definitely had. This collection is truly ultimate, and rest assured, with a wonderful tribute like this, she will never be forgotten.
Since then, there's been a few compilations to harness Aaliyah's short-lived but successful career. Only one, however, has completely captured her best moments -- "Ultimate Aaliyah". Released in the U.K. in 2005, it's a three-disc set of her greatest hits, grab-bag material, and an hour-long DVD documentary paying tribute to the legacy she departed with. The U.S. saw the release of "I Care 4 U" (which was a decent hits compilation), but this is, by far, the best collection of Aaliyah's career. It includes ALL of her chart entries, (except "Come Over" and "Age Ain't Nuthin But A Number"), NEW unreleased material, and a special documentary of interviews and promo clips from some of the biggest and brightest stars who knew Aaliyah best.
In sum, Aaliyah's entire career is on display with this special collection. You don't have to look elsewhere to find Aaliyah at her best moments (unless you have to have "Age" and/or "Come Over"). As a bonus, you also get a DVD that tells her life through interviews and video clips from some of your favorite stars. This is truly the ultimate collection! Therefore, the only problem I have was its quiet release. An all-encompassing collection of Aaliyah's best moments with a bonus DVD and it gets a quiet U.K. release? Maybe it was contract issues with her label, but this record SHOULD have gotten a U.S. release. If you don't own it, it's a definite must-have, no matter the side of the ocean you're on. Highly recommended for any music fan, especially avid R&B followers.
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It's expensive, but definitely worth the money! Love Aaliyah!Published 15 months ago by christen weeden
good buy. didn't take long to arrive. once i used repair cream for cds it works great. too bad you cant find this cd in the united statesPublished 21 months ago by Natalie Martinez
What is there to say? She was an amazing singer with so much promising talent. This CD is awesome and has most of her best songs.Published 22 months ago by Smart Buyer