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The R In RnB Collection Vol. 1 - Greatest Hits
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2004
Say what you want about R Kelly the person - His music is out of this world.
In my opinion he is the Marvin Gaye of my generation. The man has produced music to suite most of the black music genres across the board. Hip Hop, R&b, Soul, Gospel - its all in there.
This greatest hits, although missing many many more fantastic tracks is a true testement to his abilty as a singer, songwriter and performer.
Having come back with the utterly superb "Chocolate Factory" album the first track on here is the number one single from that "Ignition remix". Good stuff but its the second track that blows my mind. "Your Bodies Callin" could be the best R Kelly track ever. Not as popular as "Bump n Grind" (both from the album 12 play) but in my opinion the better of the two. "Bump n Grind" though is a classic, and will still be played by many at clubs even now.
"Shes Got that Vibe" is ultimate R Kelly - Sexy yet fun. Very 90's - but just fantastic.
My favourite track on here is "Thank God Its Friday" - another track that is overlooked by the masses - yet it is just superb. "Gotham City" is obviously a track that gets frowed upon - although i'm not a hater of it. Its cool radio freindly track.
"Home Alone" is another party storming track, as is "Fiesta" which sees the Jigga Man take part. "The Storm is Over" & "I'm Your Angel" are weaker R Kelly tracks. They are crossover tracks which in there own right work well. I would have rather seen some more, what I would call, real R Kelly tracks which are not included on this set. Such as "How You Remind Me", "Sex Me" & "Honey Love" - Tracks which are all on the DVD.
The bonus Disc gives us some great moments too - Thoia Thong & Step In the name of love (remix) are two fantastic tracks - especially the latter.
This greatest hits package although not complete in my opinion is a must for any fan of R&B.
Some of you older Soul fans shouldn' turn your noses up at this either. R Kelly is this generation's soul man. And we love him.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2004
A fantastic album and a must for all R&B fans. R.Kelly at his best with his best tracks inlcuding Gotham City, Ghetto Religion, She's Got That Vibe and The World's Greatest. Thats not even including the brilliant I Wish, If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time, The Storm Is Over and his big hits I Believe I Can Fly, Thoia Thoing, Bump N'Grind and Ignition-Remix. R.Kelly is the last of the great soul men and the King of the modern soul music, The R. In R&B really is the definitve R.Kelly collection, unbelievable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2004
This abum is one of the best I have ever listened to, It has got the best of r Kellys relaxing slow soul songs like, 'the worlds greatest' and 'I believe i can fly'. But it also has some really hot, dance songs like 'ignition remix' and 'you got that vibe'. Every song is unique and brilliant. It is a must have for any RnB fan and will be one of the best album you will have ever listened to.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2003
This is sheer brilliance! An artist who can actually SING and write songs. The mixture in era and styles combines into one superb album! This album is classic and so good it is in my office at the moment, so i can listen to it during work.
The mixture of tunes from the classic bump'n'grind to Ignition, leaves me in anticipation. I highly recommend this album, Classic R Kelly!!!
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R In R&B Collection 1 by R. Kelly is another magnificent 18 song music set that features many of the songs that skyrocketed his fame and popularity due to the appeal to a wide audience such as on tracks one-Bump and Grind (where part of the song is sampled on a 2015 Ministry of Sound music collection). A person must also have an open mind and/or be comfortable in their sensuality to enjoy this collection because of the racy meanings in Your Body’s Calling, Track 9, and Fiesta (feat. Jay Z, Boo, and Gotti) etc. and more. R-Kelly also expresses versatility in some of his other song themes such as the spiritual areas in I’m Your Angel (duet with Celine Dion) and I Believe I Can Fly. Overall, R In R&B Collection 1 by R. Kelly is a fantastic music set for eclectic music listeners of the 1990’s and early 2000’s time periods. My only caveat was that I was surprised not to see Snake on this collection (a song that I first heard in California via a music collection that refers to a dance). I’m previously familiar with a multiple number of R-Kelly’s songs due to his music being popular among my classmates during my middle school years, his music also played on both the radio and tv during my high school years (he even made an appearance in the parking lot of a grocery store that I worked at in high school from a radio station, but I could not get out there among the large crowd to see him because there was not a temporary relief person to cashier in my place). Last, but not least, I must give credit to being somewhat familiar with him from both a younger sister and working around a former navy coworker (female) who greatly enjoyed his music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 September 2003
thing bout this is the variety! its got the old skool flava with the likes of "shes got that vibe" but brings you back up to date with " ignition". this also spans a wide range of styles r kelly has experimented and subsequently succeded with. the best bit bout this album is the fact that its called " vol 1 ". look forward to the next one my son!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2006
This is a must have album. R Kelly at his best! If u don't have it and your an RnB fan then i encourage you to buy this album!
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on 29 September 2013
I already had this double album but unfortunately I lost my main CD and then I saw this at such a great price which was cheaper then when I first bought the album a few years ago.
This album has some of my favourite R. Kelly early tracks on it and so I was happy to buy it again as I love to have the CD's and not just the mp3 version of the tracks.
The service was first class with both the packaging and the delivery of this item.
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on 30 December 2003
All songs on this album are his best not only is worlds greatest on it but also my personal favourite i'm your angel. The second disc is not as good as the first but is still a quality disc i recommend you buy this for you and your famliy and friends all i can say is it is BRILLIENT.
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on 7 August 2013
I bought this years ago on cd when it came out - tried to upload it into my itunes & the silly thing says that I have no rights to the disk - so I've re-purchased it.
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