The Best of Delaney & Bonnie

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The Best of Delaney & Bonnie
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Compilation album by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends
Released 1972 (original release), 1990 (revised edition)
Recorded 1969-71
Genre Rock
Length 40:50 (original), 67:10 (revised)
Label Atco, Rhino
Producer various; see track listing for details
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends chronology
D&B Together
(1972)
The Best of Delaney & Bonnie
(1972/1990)
Cover of 1990 Revised Edition

The Best of Delaney & Bonnie is the eighth studio album of music recorded by Delaney & Bonnie and Friends during the years 1969-71.

The album is available in two editions. The first edition, released in 1972 by Atco (Atlantic) Records (catalog no. SD 7014, out of print) contains songs from Delaney and Bonnie's four albums on the Atco and Elektra labels. The second, revised edition was released in 1990 on Atlantic's affiliate Rhino Records, and contains songs from all six of the band's original albums.

Track Listing - Original 1972 Release[edit]

  1. "When the Battle is Over" (Mac Rebennack, Jessie Hill) – 3:32
  2. "Dirty Old Man" (Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis) – 2:31
  3. "Only You Know and I Know (live version)" (Dave Mason) – 4:10
  4. "Get Ourselves Together" (Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle) – 2:25
    • From Accept No Substitute.
  5. "Where There's a Will There's a Way" (Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock) – 4:57
    • From On Tour with Eric Clapton.
  6. "Never Ending Song of Love" (Delaney Bramlett) – 3:20
    • From Motel Shot (1971). Produced by Delaney Bramlett.
  7. "Comin' Home (live version)" (Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton) – 5:30
    • From On Tour with Eric Clapton.
  8. "The Love of My Man" (Ed Townsend) – 4:28
  9. "Soul Shake" (Margaret Lewis, Myrna Smith) – 3:10
  10. Medley: "Come On In My Kitchen" (Robert Johnson)/"Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (Herbert Lance, Charles Singleton, John Wallace)/"Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" (Traditional, arr. Delaney Bramlett) – 4:10
  11. "Free the People" (Barbara Keith) – 2:47

Track Listing - 1990 Revised Edition[edit]

  1. "Get Ourselves Together" (Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle) – 2:25
  2. "When the Battle is Over" (Mac Rebennack, Jessie Hill) – 3:32
  3. "Ghetto" (Bettye Crutcher/Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett) – 4:55
    • [1-3] from Accept No Substitute.
  4. "Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy) – 4:38
  5. "Comin' Home (studio version)" (Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton) – 3:13
  6. "Groupie (Superstar)" (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell) – 2:49
    • [5, 6] from Atco single #6725 (1969); subsequently included in D&B Together (1972). Produced by Delaney Bramlett.
  7. "Things Get Better (live version)" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson) – 4:20
  8. "Where There's a Will There's a Way" (Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock) – 4:57
  9. "That's What My Man Is For" (Bessie Griffin) – 4:41
  10. "I Don't Want to Discuss It" (Beth Beatty, Dick Cooper, Ernie Shelby) – 4:55
    • [7-10] from On Tour with Eric Clapton.
  11. "Soul Shake" (Margaret Lewis, Myrna Smith) – 3:10
  12. "Free The People" (Barbara Keith) – 2:47
  13. "The Love of My Man" (Ed Townsend) – 4:28
    • [11-13] from To Bonnie from Delaney.
  14. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (A.P. Carter) – 2:42
  15. "Never Ending Song of Love" (Delaney Bramlett) – 3:20
  16. "Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad" (Traditional, arr. Delaney Bramlett) – 5:12
    • [14-16] from Motel Shot.
  17. "Only You Know and I Know (studio version)" (Dave Mason) – 3:26
    • Recorded 1969, and originally issued on Atco single #6851 (1971); subsequently included in D&B Together. Produced by Delaney Bramlett.
  18. "Move 'Em Out" (Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher) – 2:50
    • Recorded 1971, and originally issued on Atco single #6866 (1972); subsequently included in D&B Together. Produced by Delaney Bramlett.