(2014) Pure... 90S R&B

Various Artists

... read morePure R&B '90s is a 57-track collection from Rhino. While some of the selections, like Keith Sweat's "I Want Her" (1987), were not released during the '90s, the set offers a decent assortment of popular R&B singles from the era. Rhino could have taken the easy route by choosing strictly from the...

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04:47′:04″ 68 Songs

Disk 1

1
My Love Is Your Love
Various Artists
4:24
2
Summertime (Single Edit)
Various Artists
3:57
3
Hey Mr. D.J. (Original Mix - Edit)
Various Artists
4:16
4
Money
Various Artists
3:43
5
Never Gonna Let You Go (Kelly G. Bump-N-Go Vocal Edit)
Various Artists
4:12
6
I Believe I Can Fly
Various Artists
5:21
7
What A Girl Wants (Radio Version)
Various Artists
3:20
8
Angel Of Mine (Radio Mix)
Various Artists
4:10
9
Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix)
Various Artists
3:46
10
If You Love Me (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:15
11
I've Got A Little Something For You
Various Artists
3:40
12
Too Close (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
4:06
13
Never Too Busy (Album Version)
Various Artists
5:31
14
Anything
Various Artists
5:21
15
U Know What's Up
Various Artists
4:01
16
Someone To Love
Various Artists
4:34
17
You Make Me Wanna...
Various Artists
3:39

Disk 2

1
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Various Artists
4:50
2
Genie In A Bottle
Various Artists
3:36
3
Shackles (Praise You) (Single Version)
Various Artists
3:03
4
If You Had My Love
Various Artists
4:25
5
No Ordinary Love (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:55
6
Unpretty
Various Artists
4:38
7
Sittin' Up In My Room
Various Artists
4:52
8
Tell Me
Various Artists
3:56
9
Who Do U Love (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:59
10
You Gotta Be
Various Artists
4:06
11
Another Sad Love Song
Various Artists
5:01
12
All Cried Out
Various Artists
4:37
13
Grapevyne (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:45
14
Sweetness
Various Artists
3:38
15
Age Ain't Nothing But A Number
Various Artists
4:10
16
A Rose Is Still A Rose
Various Artists
4:27
17
I Say A Little Prayer (From The Tristar Film, "My Best Friends Wedding")
Various Artists
3:34

Disk 3

1
From The Heart
Various Artists
4:56
2
The Color Of Love (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
4:32
3
Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)
Various Artists
3:12
4
When Can I See You
Various Artists
3:49
5
I Dream, I Dream
Various Artists
4:45
6
Tease Me (Album Version)
Various Artists
5:28
7
Process Of Elimination
Various Artists
4:56
8
Feels So Good (Album Version)
Various Artists
3:32
9
Pony (Extended Mix)
Various Artists
5:20
10
Freak Me
Various Artists
4:55
11
Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) (Cut)
Various Artists
3:47
12
Your Secret Love
Various Artists
4:12
13
Butta Love (Explicit Version)
Various Artists
4:56
14
All That I Am
Various Artists
4:11
15
He Can't Love U
Various Artists
4:04
16
Nobody Knows (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
4:20
17
If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time (Radio Edit Revised)
Various Artists
4:30

Disk 4

1
Blue Angels
Various Artists
4:14
2
Boy You Knock Me Out (Single Edit)
Various Artists
4:00
3
You're The One
Various Artists
4:39
4
At Your Best (You Are Love)
Various Artists
4:52
5
Waterfalls (No Rap Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:32
6
Sentimental
Various Artists
4:26
7
Before You Walk Out Of My Life
Various Artists
4:52
8
Un-Break My Heart
Various Artists
4:30
9
Do You Wanna Get Funky?
Various Artists
4:05
10
Nice & Slow
Various Artists
3:48
11
Westside (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:52
12
Are U Still Down?
Various Artists
4:26
13
So Anxious
Various Artists
4:36
14
If I Was Your Man
Various Artists
3:52
15
Where Love Lives (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:47
16
Bonita Applebum
Various Artists
3:04
17
Gone Till November (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:16
Released 24 March 2014, This compilation ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

Pure R&B '90s is a 57-track collection from Rhino. While some of the selections, like Keith Sweat's "I Want Her" (1987), were not released during the '90s, the set offers a decent assortment of popular R&B singles from the era. Rhino could have taken the easy route by choosing strictly from the Warner-distributed archive, but Sony and Universal-distributed artists, including R. Kelly, Maxwell, and Erykah Badu, are present here as well. Among the selections that have endured: Aaliyah's "Back & Forth," Donell Jones' "U Know What's Up," Fugees' "Killing Me Softly," Soul for Real's "Every Little Thing I Do," and Total's "Can't You See." ~ Andy Kellman