Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Best Of Donny Hathaway (1978)

The original US LP (Atco SD 38-107) was published in USA in 1978. There's a never heard before song called "You Were Meant For Me" written by William Peterkin. According to the liner notes, it was recorded in June 1978. You can hear it here.

This song was also issued on the cd, "A Donny Hathaway Collection" on April 2,1990 in the US & is on the french boxset. There's also a remix version of Someday We'll All Be Free.

A1. You Were Meant For Me
(William Peterkin)
Produced by Donny Hathaway
Supervision: Arif Mardin

A2. A Song For You
(Leon Russell)
Produced by Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin

A3. You've Got A Friend (with Roberta Flack)
(Carole King)
Produced by Joel Dorn & Arif Mardin

A4. Someday We'll All Be Free (Single remix)
(Donny Hathaway & Edward Howard)
Produced by Arif Mardin

B1. Giving Up
(Van McCoy)
Produced by Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin

B2. Where Is The Love (with Roberta Flack)
(Ralph MacDonald & William Salter)
Produced by Joel Dorn & Arif Mardin
B3. The Ghetto
(Donny Hathaway & Leroy Hutson)
Produced by Arif Mardin

B4. Valdez In The Country
(Donny Hathaway)
Produced by Arif Mardin

B5. This Christmas
(Nadine McKinnor & Donny Hathaway)
Produced by Donny Hathaway

All tracks previously released except
"You Were Meant For Me" & "Someday We'll All Be Free (Remix)
Remixed by Arif Mardin
All rhythm arrangements: Donny Hathaway

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