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The Essential Bill Withers

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Bill Withers 8/20/2013

Review

More generous than the 20-track The Very Best Of, Essential Bill Withers is a 34-track anthology that features all of Withers' notable singles, along with other highlights from the singer's albums for the Sussex and Columbia labels, from 1971's Just as I Am through 1985's Watching You Watching Me. This is a fine and extensive introduction to Withers' catalog, featuring "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Use Me," "Lovely Day," and "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh." He also recorded scads of excellent deep album cuts that could not fit. In 2013, the lovingly packaged The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums Collection -- released the previous year -- retailed for roughly three times the price of this set. Anyone with a serious interest in Withers' work should seriously consider that option, though it doesn't contain "Just the Two of Us," the big hit from Grover Washington, Jr.'s Winelight album. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Better Days (Theme from Man and Boy) Bill Withers 3:23
  3. 2 Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers 2:3
  4. 3 Harlem Bill Withers 3:20
  5. 4 Grandma's Hands Bill Withers 1:58
  6. 5 Hope She'll Be Happier Bill Withers 3:47
  7. 6 Better Off Dead Bill Withers 2:13
  8. 7 Lonely Town, Lonely Street Bill Withers 3:37
  9. 8 Let Me In Your Life Bill Withers 2:39
  10. 9 Who Is He (And What is He To You)? Bill Withers 3:10
  11. 10 Use Me Bill Withers 3:39
  12. 11 Friend of Mine Bill Withers 4:30
  13. 12 I Can't Write Left-Handed Bill Withers 6:45
  14. 13 Lean On Me Bill Withers 4:16
  15. 14 Make A Smile For Me Bill Withers 3:13
  16. 15 The Same Love That Made Me Laugh Bill Withers 3:23
  17. 16 Heartbreak Road Bill Withers 3:6
  18. 17 Railroad Man Bill Withers 6:25
  19. 1 Family Table Bill Withers 3:11
  20. 2 The Best You Can Bill Withers 2:22
  21. 3 Hello Like Before Bill Withers 5:27
  22. 4 I Wish You Well Bill Withers 3:56
  23. 5 Don't You Want To Stay? Bill Withers 4:2
  24. 6 I'll Be With You Bill Withers 3:8
  25. 7 My Imagination Bill Withers 4:50
  26. 8 Lovely Day Bill Withers 4:10
  27. 9 I Want To Spend the Night Bill Withers 3:37
  28. 10 Tender Things Bill Withers 4:56
  29. 11 Let Me Be the One You Need Bill Withers 4:39
  30. 12 Memories Are That Way Bill Withers 4:57
  31. 13 Soul Shadows [Edit] Bill Withers 6:21
  32. 14 Just the Two of Us Bill Withers 3:54
  33. 15 In the Name of Love Bill Withers 4:58
  34. 16 We Could Be Sweet Lovers Bill Withers 3:24
  35. 17 Something That Turns You On Bill Withers 4:22

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