Greatest Hits (Kenny G album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Kenny G - Greatest Hits)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Greatest Hits
Kenny G Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Kenny G
Released November 18, 1997
Recorded 1985 – 1997
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 76:26
Label Arista
Producer Kenny G
Narada Michael Walden
Phil Ramone
Dan Shea
Hank Cattaneo
Walter Afanasieff
David Foster
Preston Glass
Michael Bolton
Kenny G chronology
Six of Hearts
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1997)
Classics in the Key of G
(1999)
My Heart Will Go On
Kenny G - My Heart Will Go On cover.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB− [2]

Greatest Hits is the second greatest hits album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1997 and peaked at number one on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 19 on the Billboard 200.[1]

Production[edit]

The album combined Kenny G's hits since the beginning of his career. Shortly after the release of the album, the blockbuster film Titanic was released, and having already produced the hit single of My Heart Will Go On performed by Celine Dion, producer Afanasieff returned to the studio with Kenny G to produce an instrumental version of the Love Theme from Titanic.

This recording was released as a single and was bundled with the Greatest Hits as a promotional item. The cover is a photograph from the Greatest Hits booklet with water superimposed over the top. The packaging for the single declared itself to be 'The first instrumental version available of this classic theme for all time'. Since this first release, it has appeared on every Kenny G greatest hits compilation.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Songbird" – 4:00
  2. "Silhouette" – 4:32
  3. "Forever in Love" – 4:59
  4. "Every Time I Close My Eyes" (lead vocal: Babyface) – 4:59
  5. "Sentimental" – 4:18
  6. "The Moment" – 4:43
  7. "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" (lead vocal: Toni Braxton) – 4:22
  8. "Loving You" – 3:19
  9. "You Send Me" (lead vocal: Michael Bolton) – 4:03
  10. "Going Home" - 4:15
  11. "Havana" – 7:22
  12. "By the Time This Night Is Over" (lead vocal: Peabo Bryson) – 4:21
  13. "Baby G" – 3:35
  14. "Don't Make Me Wait for Love" (lead vocal: Lenny Williams) – 4:06
  15. "Theme from Dying Young" – 4:02
  16. "All the Way/One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" (lead vocal: Frank Sinatra) – 6:07
  17. "Innocence" – 4:00
  18. "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From "Titanic")" - 4:22 (Import bonus tracks)
  19. "Asian Dream" - 4:07 (Import bonus tracks)
  20. "The Joy Of Life" - 4:21 (Import bonus tracks)
  21. "Always" - 5:35 (Import bonus tracks)
  22. "The Wedding Song" - 3:24 (Import bonus tracks)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Greatest Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Cannon, Bob (1997-12-12). "Greatest Hits Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-11-04.