The Best of The Rippingtons

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The Best of The Rippingtons
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Compilation album by The Rippingtons
Released 1997
Recorded 1986-1995
Genre Smooth jazz
Jazz fusion
Length 52:10
Label GRP
Producer Russ Freeman
The Rippingtons chronology
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The Best of The Rippingtons

The Best of The Rippingtons is a compilation album by the American jazz group The Rippingtons, released in 1997 by the GRP label. The album is a retrospective of their previous GRP albums, and also includes two previously unreleased tracks.

The album reached No. 10 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Russ Freeman

  1. "Garden of Babylon" - 5:40 (previously unreleased)
  2. "Tourist in Paradise" - 5:41 (from Tourist in Paradise)
  3. "Affair in San Miguel" - 5:08 (from Welcome to the St. James' Club)
  4. "Snowbound" - 4:53 (from Curves Ahead)
  5. "Aruba!" - 4:17 (from Tourist in Paradise)
  6. "Sapphire Island" - 4:48 (previously unreleased)
  7. "Principles of Desire" - 4:42 (from Sahara)
  8. "Vienna" - 4:51 (from Weekend in Monaco)
  9. "Kenya" - 5:22 (from Welcome to the St. James' Club)
  10. "She Likes to Watch" - 5:31 (from Moonlighting)
  11. "Urban Wanderer" - 4:43 (from Brave New World)
  12. "Kilimanjaro" - 4:48 (from Kilimanjaro)



Chart (1997) Peak
Billboard Jazz Albums[2] 10


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