The Platinum Collection (Chaka Khan album)

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The Platinum Collection
Greatest hits album by Chaka Khan
Released June 26, 2006
Recorded 1978-1993
Genre R&B/Funk
Length 69:16
Label WEA/Rhino Entertainment
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The Platinum Collection is a compilation album of recordings by American funk/R&B singer Chaka Khan, released by the Warner label in 2006.

The Platinum Collection was the second career retrospective of Khan's work to be released, and also the second one-disc set, following 1996's Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1, (re-released in 1999 and 2005, also under the title I'm Every Woman: The Best of Chaka Khan), which included sixteen tracks: eight solo hits, two with Rufus and six tracks from the shelved album Dare You to Love Me, recorded between 1993 and 1995.

The fourteen track Platinum Collection includes more or less the same selection of songs as Epiphany, but with a few important alterations; the set omits the Rufus track "Tell Me Something Good" as well as "And the Melody Still Lingers On (A Night in Tunisia)" from 1981's What Cha' Gonna Do for Me, along with five of the 1993-1995 recordings. These are replaced with "Love of a Lifetime" from 1986's Destiny and "Love You All My Lifetime" and "Don't Look At Me That Way" from 1992's The Woman I Am.

The Platinum Collection also features two of Khan's biggest chart hits that weren't included in the Epiphany set, both from her best-selling album I Feel for You; "This Is My Night" and "Eye to Eye" - the versions used on The Platinum Collection are however not the original recordings, but remixes dating from 1989 and the compilation Life is a Dance - The Remix Project.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Feel for You" (Prince) - 5:46
  2. "I'm Every Woman" (Ashford, Simpson) - 4:08
  3. "Ain't Nobody" (Wolinski) - 4:41 (With Rufus)
  4. "This Is My Night" (1989 Remix Version) (Frank, Murphy) - 5:06
  5. "Eye to Eye" (1989 Remix Version) (Sembello) - 8:21
  6. "Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)" (Diamond) - 4:08
  7. "I Know You, I Live You" (Khan, Mardin) - 4:28
  8. "Love of a Lifetime" (Gamson, Gartside) - 4:16
  9. "The End of a Love Affair" (Redding) - 5:13
    • From 1988 album CK
  10. "Love You All My Lifetime" (Klarmann, Weber) - 4:41
  11. "Don't Look at Me That Way" (Warren) - 4:50
  12. "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" (Doheny, Stuart) - 3:53
  13. "Every Little Thing" (DeVeaux, Gamson, Khan, Thomas) - 5:12
  14. "Through the Fire" (Foster, Keane, Weil) - 4:47