Album Details

June 28, 1994
Rhythm & Blues, Urban

Album Review

The Best of Patti Austin isn't quite what it appears to be. Instead of compiling her big early-'80s hits like "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," the 16-track collection features her lesser-known late-'70s material for CTI Records, where she had only one notable hit in 1977 with "Say You Love Me." Despite the lack of hits, the compilation is actually quite enjoyable, featuring graceful versions of hits as diverse as "More Today Than Yesterday," "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry," "Lost in the Stars," "We've Got Tonight" and "Another Nail for My Heart." It may not be the definitive Austin collection, yet it remains a good introduction to her style.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Take a Closer Look
  2. Say You Love Me
  3. You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry
  4. More Today Than Yesterday
  5. What's at the End of a Rainbow
  6. Sweet Sadie the Savior
  7. That's Enough for Me
  8. I Just Want to Know
  9. Havana Candy
  10. I Need Somebody
  11. Lost in the Stars
  12. Another Nail for My Heart
  13. We've Got Tonight
  14. (Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me
  15. Love Me Again
  16. Soar Me Like an Eagle Flies
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