The Ultimate Collection (Barry White album)

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The Ultimate Collection
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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, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars (The Ultimate Collection) [1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars (Gold) [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 2006, 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" (4:10)
  2. "I've Got So Much to Give" (5:15)
  3. "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" (4:01)
  4. "Honey, Please, Can't Ya See" (3:15)
  5. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" (3:48)
  6. "Baby Blues—Love Unlimited Orchestra" (5:36)
  7. "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" (4:33)
  8. "What Am I Gonna Do with You" (3:40)
  9. "I'll Do for You Anything You Want Me To" (4:08)
  10. "Let the Music Play" (4:15)
  11. "You See the Trouble with Me" (3:22)
  12. "My Sweet Summer Suite—Love Unlimited Orchestra" (4:59)
  13. "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" (4:42)
  14. "I'm Qualified to Satisfy You" (3:05)
  15. "Midnight and You—Love Unlimited Orchestra" (5:10)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Love's Theme—Love Unlimited Orchestra" (4:07)
  2. "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" (3:24)
  3. "Oh, What a Night for Dancing" (3:56)
  4. "Playing Your Game, Baby" (3:38)
  5. "Your Sweetness is My Weakness" (4:41)
  6. "Just the Way You Are" (4:10)
  7. "Love Serenade, Pts. 1 & 2" (7:48)
  8. "Satin Soul—Love Unlimited Orchestra" (4:15)
  9. "It Ain't Love Babe (Until You Give It)" (4:19)
  10. "Love Makin' Music" (4:57)
  11. "Sho' You Right" (3:57)
  12. "Put Me in Your Mix" (4:42)
  13. "Practice What You Preach" (3:55)
  14. "Come On" (3:48)
  15. "Staying Power" (3:59)


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[3] Gold 30,000*
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[5] Platinum 50,000*
Italy (FIMI)[6] Platinum 100,000*
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 25,000^

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

References[edit]

  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 / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Italian album certifications – Barry White – The Ultimate Collection" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Sezione. Enter Barry White in the field Filtra. Select 2016 in the field Anno. The certification will load automatically
  7. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Barry White – The Ultimate Collection". Recorded Music NZ. 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')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2012.