(2003) Love Songs

Vanessa Williams

... read moreVanessa Williams' Love Songs collects 12 of her smooth love ballads from across her career. The set includes two songs from 1988's The Right Stuff, three songs from 1991's The Comfort Zone (including the number one hit "Save the Best for Last"), three songs from 1997's Next, and a raft of rarities...

56′:29″ 12 Songs

1
The Way That You Love (Late Night Mix)
Vanessa Williams
5:45
2
Dreamin' (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
5:25
3
Alfie (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
3:38
4
Love Like This (Single Version)
Vanessa Williams
5:10
5
And My Heart Goes (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
4:23
6
Still In Love (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
5:21
7
Just For Tonight (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
4:27
8
Someone Like You (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
4:53
9
And If I Ever (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
4:06
10
Can This Be Real? (Album Version)
Vanessa Williams
5:15
11
April Fools (Single Version)
Vanessa Williams
4:27
12
Save The Best For Last
Vanessa Williams
3:39
Released 01 January 2003, This Compilation ℗ 2003 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Review

Vanessa Williams' Love Songs collects 12 of her smooth love ballads from across her career. The set includes two songs from 1988's The Right Stuff, three songs from 1991's The Comfort Zone (including the number one hit "Save the Best for Last"), three songs from 1997's Next, and a raft of rarities. A velvety version of the '60s nugget "Alfie" is taken from a 1996 Japanese single as is a take on another Bacharach/David tune, "April Fools"; "Love Like This" is taken from the B-side of 1992's Just for Tonight single, and a remixed version of 1994's "The Way That You Love Me" featuring Roy Ayers on vibes rounds out the list of unique tracks. The disc is a solid sampler of the softer side of Williams and is a fine addition to her discography. It is unlikely that there are too many Williams collectors out there who will be dazzled by the availability of the rare tracks, but they do add a touch of class to a well-crafted compilation that fans of her and of smooth contemporary R&B ballads will find irresistible. ~ Tim Sendra