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on 15 November 2011
This is a much-needed overview of Chaka Khan's solo career. Both "Epiphany" and "The Platinum Collection" covered the major hits, but left out minor hits and fan favourites. This collection from Demon Music Group does an excellent job of covering the hits along with album tracks.

All the big hits are here: "I'm Every Woman" and "Ain't Nobody" are featured in their original versions, plus the dance remixes featured on Chaka's 1989 remix album; "I Feel For You" and "Through the Fire" are also included. Finally, we get a compilation which features "Clouds", "Love Me All My Lifetime", "Love of a Lifetime" and Chaka's cover of Michael Jackson's "Got To Be There". An "essential" Chaka compilation would be incomplete without these songs. "Life is a Dance", "Roll Me Through the Rushes", "We Can Work It Out" and "It's My Party" are welcome additions. We even get the B-side of "What'cha Gonna Do For Me" called "Lover's Touch". There's also a generous sampling of Chaka's jazz output, including "I'll Be Around" featuring Miles Davis, "Don't Go To Strangers" (with Rufus), and "End of a Love Affair" (but nothing from Chaka's "Echoes of an Era" collaboration).

I should note that the copy I received was a bit confusing. On the back of the slip cover, there is a different tracklisting (an error which is also included in the credits in the inlay). It notes the Rufus/Chaka live version of "Tell Me Something Good" as the first track on Disc Two and omits "Fate", but this is wrong; the tracklisting on Amazon is indeed the correct listing. This may have been a last-minute decision to omit "Something Good" and feature "Fate", but it's a smart one since "Fate" is a great track.

The sound is decent and the price is a bargain. Highly recommended.
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on 9 December 2011
This isn't by far the much desired perfect anthology of Chaka Khan's career, while this is up till now the best package of Chaka Khan's music availlable. It's a very good introduction to her work as it includes all the main titles and some more interesting tracks from every Chaka Khan solo-album released between 1978 and 1992. Of course there are some omisions like "Baby Me", a single taken from her C.K. album from 1988 (instead an album track, "Signed Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours), is put on this compilation) and "One Million Kisses", an excellent track that was even remixed for the 1989 remix project. As mentioned in other reviews there are some mistakes in the booklet concerning the tracklist. It's a pity that there are not more rare tracks from Chaka from the same period (1978-1992), like project contributions as "No See No Cry", "Crush Groove" and "Own The Night" and some collaborations ("Higher Love", "Stuff Like That"). For fans very interesting is the track "Lover's Touch" that not was availlable on cd before. Anyway, for a perfect overview of Chaka's essential work you need to get more tracks with Rufus from the 1970's. That's why I didn't give it the 5th stars. Overall the music that you can find on this compilation is great! The sound quality is decent but nowhere is mentioned that these tracks were remastered for this release. The price of this package however is very interesting.
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on 18 November 2011
i truly love the wide variety of songs from her career on this double cd, but i do have one regret: since they already had access to the warner vaults, they should have finally released some of the "lost" tracks from the unreleased album "dare you to love me", there were some truly great ones. the addition of "lover's touch" is fantastic, and while i feel the album does reflect much of chakas' career (mostly as a solo act), i wish they'd included some rare material (such as another, never-released song of chaka and michael mcdonalds version of "for your love"). still, a great compilation and worth every penny -especially for those who are just "discovering" this massive talent.
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on 14 April 2014
If you like any Chaka Khan tracks, this double CD with all her hits will meet all your needs, plus lots more great listening
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on 14 April 2014
I chose this rating because number one Chaka is Brill, number 2 I like to feel I have contributed to the secular system of purchasing in the most economic way for me yet profitable fro several, money makes the world go around as they say and finally I rate Amazon the best!
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on 9 June 2015
You need this in your music collection. Great blast from the past, feel good factor tunes!
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on 12 September 2014
Love the package! Thanks! . Only a delay during transit.
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on 10 December 2015
prompt delivery. product is as it is described
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on 20 October 2015
Amazing lady, amazing voice and amazing music
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on 13 October 2014
Bought as a gift.
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