The Ultimate Collection (Barry White album)

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The Ultimate Collection
Compilation album by Barry White
Released April 25, 2000 (original release)
March 11, 2008 (rerelease)
Recorded 1973–1999
Genre R&B, Soul
Label UTV/Universal Records
542 291

Hip-O/Universal Records
175 810
Producer Barry White
Gerald LeVert
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Jack Perry
Tony Nicholas
Alternative Cover
Gold rerelease, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Ultimate Collection, aka Gold and, later, Icon 2, is a retrospective 2-disc set of Barry White's career that was released in 2000. In 2008, it was re-released as part of Universal Music's Gold series. In 2010, it was rereleased again as part of Universal Music's Icon series.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby"
  2. "I've Got So Much to Give"
  3. "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up"
  4. "Honey, Please, Can't Ya See"
  5. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe"
  6. "Baby Blues—Love Unlimited Orchestra"
  7. "You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
  8. "What Am I Gonna Do with You"
  9. "I'll Do for You Anything You Want Me To"
  10. "Let the Music Play"
  11. "You See the Trouble with Me"
  12. "My Sweet Summer Suite—Love Unlimited Orchestra"
  13. "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long"
  14. "I'm Qualified to Satisfy You"
  15. "Midnight and You—Love Unlimited Orchestra"

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Love's Theme—Love Unlimited Orchestra"
  2. "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me"
  3. "Oh, What a Night for Dancing"
  4. "Playing Your Game, Baby"
  5. "Your Sweetness is My Weakness"
  6. "Just the Way You Are"
  7. "Love Serenade, Pts. 1 & 2"
  8. "Satin Soul—Love Unlimited Orchestra"
  9. "It Ain't Love, Babe"
  10. "Love Makin' Music"
  11. "Sho' You Right"
  12. "Put Me in Your Mix" (single version)
  13. "Practice What You Preach"
  14. "Come On"
  15. "Staying Power"


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[3] Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[5] Platinum 50,000*
Italy (FIMI)[6] Gold 50,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[7] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[8] Gold 25,000*
Sweden (GLF)[9] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[10] Gold 25,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. The Ultimate Collection > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. Gold > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  3. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2004". Ultratop & Hung Medien / Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Italian album certifications – Barry White – The Ultimate Collection" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 20 June 2012.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Barry White in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  7. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Barry White – The Ultimate Collection". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Barry White – The Ultimate Collection" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Barry White; 'Ultimate Collection')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2012.