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Never My Love: The Anthology

Donny Hathaway

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The 58-track Never My Love: The Anthology, very different from the 61-track French and Japanese release Someday We'll All Be Free (2010), appeals slightly more to fanatics than it does newcomers. Disc one covers Donny Hathaway's singles and albums highlights, from 1969 and 1972 A-sides recorded with June Conquest through 1978's "You Were Meant for Me." There's a lot of familiar ground, all of it representative, but many selections differ from the album counterparts, including the two-part 7" version of "The Ghetto," the promo edit of "Thank You Master (For My Soul)," and single edits of "Giving Up," "A Song for You," and "Come Little Children." The second disc consists of unreleased studio recordings, none of which overlaps with the material unearthed on Someday We'll All Be Free. Unfortunately, that means Hathaway's cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" isn't present, but there are two slices of hard and heavy soul that date from the late '60s, a mighty interpretation of "Never My Love" (a platinum hit for the Association), the gorgeously bittersweet "Memory of Our Love," and a fascinating 20-minute concerto. Other tracks, not quite aimless but sensibly left in the archive, help fans fill in the gaps of the mid- to late-'70s period when Hathaway's creativity was severely impaired. Disc three, all newly issued as well, is like an alternate, not quite as hot edition of Live. It draws from the eight sets Hathaway performed during three October 1971 nights at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village. None of it was included on any of the previous Hathaway live albums, yet they're no mere scraps, highlighted by similarly sprawling trips through "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)" and "The Ghetto" that involve tremendous interplay between Hathaway and his formidable band. Finally, the last quarter of the anthology contains all of the 1972 classic Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, as well as three additional Roberta/Donny duets produced by giants James Mtume and Reggie Lucas: the number two Hot 100 hit "The Closer I Get to You," "You Are My Heaven," and the undervalued boogie gem "Back Together Again." Charles Waring's lengthy essay is an illuminating and deeply emotional read, with quotes from those who worked closest with Hathaway, including Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, and Flack. The CD edition is shaped like a DVD set, fold-out style, with sharp design. It's a long overdue treat for anyone interested in a genius whose talents as a singer, keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, and producer gave the world a bounty of life-affirming and inspiring music. Hopefully an enterprising label has the resources to endure the licensing nightmares required to release a compilation that showcases Hathaway's work for artists like the Unifics, the Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, Phil Upchurch, Roberta Flack, Jerry Butler, and Willie Nelson. Paired with this, we'd get the full scope of the man's work.
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1
I Thank You Baby (Mono)
00:02:40

Donny Hathaway, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Curtis Mayfield, Producer, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

2
Just Another Reason (Mono)
00:02:30

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Curtis Mayfield, Producer, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

3
The Ghetto, Pt. 1 (Mono)
00:02:44

Donny Hathaway, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Bass, MainArtist - Morris Jennings, Drums - Philip Upchurch, Guitar - Aaron Dodd, Tuba - Clifford Davis, Alto Saxophone - John Avant, Trombone - Johnny Board, Tenor Saxophone - Lenard S. Druss, Tenor Saxophone - Leroy Hutson, Writer - Marshall Hawkins, Bass - Morris Ellis, Trombone - Oscar Brashear, Trumpet - Ric Powell, Producer, Percussion - Willie Henderson, Baritone Saxophone - Louis Satterfield, Bass - John Howell, Trumpet - Murray Allen, RecordingEngineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Roger Anfinsen, RecordingEngineer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1969 Atlantic Records

4
The Ghetto, Pt. 2 (Mono)
00:02:49

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - King Curtis, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Writer, MainArtist - Leroy Hutson, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Don-Ric Enterprises, Producer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation

5
Thank You Master (For My Soul) (Promo Edit)
00:03:26

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Electric Piano, Writer, MainArtist - Ric Powell, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corporation

6
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
00:03:27

Willie Weeks, Bass - King Curtis, Guitar - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Bass Guitar, Organ, Additional Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Morris Jennings, Drums - Philip Upchurch, Bass Guitar, Writer - Richard Evans, Writer - Aaron Dodd, Tuba - Clifford Davis, Alto Saxophone - Cyril Touff, Additional Trumpet - Donald Myrick, Alto Saxophone - Gary Slavo, Trumpet - Henry Gibson, Congas Drums - John Avant, Trombone - John E. Howell, Trumpet - John Lounsberry, French Horn - Johnny Board, Tenor Saxophone - Lenard S. Druss, Tenor Saxophone - Marshall Hawkins, Bass Guitar, Solo Guitar - Morris Ellis, Trombone - Oscar Brashear, Trumpet - Ric Powell, Producer, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Robert A. Lewis, Trumpet - Willie Henderson, Additional Saxophone - Louis Satterfield, Bass Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corp.

7
Trying' Times
00:03:14

Donny Hathaway, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Morris Jennings, Drums - Philip Upchurch, Guitar, Bass - Aaron Dodd, Tuba - Clifford Davis, Alto Saxophone - John Avant, Trombone - Johnny Board, Tenor Saxophone - Lenard S. Druss, Tenor Saxophone - Leroy Hutson, Writer - Morris Ellis, Trombone - Oscar Brashear, Trumpet - Ric Powell, Producer, Percussion - Willie Henderson, Baritone Saxophone - Louis Satterfield, Bass - John Howell, Trumpet - Murray Allen, RecordingEngineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Roger Anfinsen, RecordingEngineer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corp.

8
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
00:06:43

Weldon Irvine, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Arranger, Organ, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, MainArtist, Bass Keyboards - Morris Jennings, Drums - Philip Upchurch, Guitar - Aaron Dodd, Tuba - Clifford Davis, Alto Saxophone - John Avant, Trombone - Johnny Board, Tenor Saxophone - Lenard S. Druss, Tenor Saxophone - Morris Ellis, Trombone - Oscar Brashear, Trumpet - Ric Powell, Producer, Percussion - Willie Henderson, Baritone Saxophone - Nina Simone, Writer - Louis Satterfield, Bass - Vashonettes, Backing Vocals - John Howell, Trumpet - Murray Allen, RecordingEngineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Roger Anfinsen, RecordingEngineer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corp.

9
I Believe to My Soul
00:03:51

Ray Charles, Writer - King Curtis, Guitar - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Morris Jennings, Drums - Philip Upchurch, Guitar, Bass - Aaron Dodd, Tuba - Clifford Davis, Alto Saxophone - John Avant, Trombone - Johnny Board, Tenor Saxophone - Lenard S. Druss, Tenor Saxophone - Morris Ellis, Trombone - Oscar Brashear, Trumpet - Ric Powell, Producer, Percussion - Willie Henderson, Baritone Saxophone - Louis Satterfield, Bass - John Howell, Trumpet - Murray Allen, RecordingEngineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Roger Anfinsen, RecordingEngineer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Recording Corp.

10
This Christmas (Single Edit)
00:03:32

Jimmy Douglass, Engineer - Jerry Wexler, Producer - Arif Mardin, Producer - GENE PAUL, Engineer - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Nadine McKinnor, Writer - Howie Albert, Engineer - Ron Albert, Engineer - Jack Jennings, Percussion - Murray Allen, Engineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Vocals

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1970 Atlantic Records

11
A Song for You (Mono Single Version)
00:03:23

Jimmy Douglass, Engineer - Jerry Wexler, Producer - Chuck Rainey, Electric Bass - Arif Mardin, Producer - al jackson jr., Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - GENE PAUL, Engineer - Leon Russell, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Sammy Turner, Backing Vocals - Cissy Houston, Backing Vocals - Myrna Smith, Backing Vocals - Judy Clay, Backing Vocals - Sylvia Shemwell, Backing Vocals - Howie Albert, Engineer - J.R.Bailey, Backing Vocals - Ron Albert, Engineer - Jack Jennings, Percussion - Murray Allen, Engineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Vocals - Myrna Summers, Backing Vocals - Ronnie Bright, Backing Vocals - Deirdre Tuck Corley, Backing Vocals

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Records

12
Magnificent Sanctuary Band (Mono)
00:03:37

Jimmy Douglass, Engineer - Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Chuck Rainey, Bass Guitar - Arif Mardin, Producer - Dorsey Burnette, Writer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - GENE PAUL, Engineer - Donny Hathaway, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Sammy Turner, Backing Vocals - Cissy Houston, Backing Vocals - Judy Clay, Backing Vocals - Sylvia Shemwell, Backing Vocals - Howie Albert, Engineer - J.R.Bailey, Backing Vocals - Ron Albert, Engineer - Jack Jennings, Percussion - Earl Derouen, Congas - Murray Allen, Engineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Myrna Summers, Backing Vocals

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

13
Giving Up
00:03:52

Jimmy Douglass, Engineer - Jerry Wexler, Producer - Van McCoy, Writer - Chuck Rainey, Bass Guitar - Arif Mardin, Producer - al jackson jr., Drums - GENE PAUL, Engineer - King Curtis, Tenor Saxophone - Donny Hathaway, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Sammy Turner, Backing Vocals - Cissy Houston, Backing Vocals - Myrna Smith, Backing Vocals - Judy Clay, Backing Vocals - Sylvia Shemwell, Backing Vocals - Howie Albert, Engineer - J.R.Bailey, Backing Vocals - Ron Albert, Engineer - Jack Jennings, Percussion - Murray Allen, Engineer - John Littlejohn, Guitar, Vocals - Myrna Summers, Backing Vocals - Ronnie Bright, Backing Vocals - Deirdre Tuck Corley, Backing Vocals

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation

14
Come Back Charleston Blue
00:02:05

Phil Ramone, RecordingEngineer - AL CLEVELAND, Writer - LEW HAHN, MixingEngineer - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Quincy Jones, Writer, CoProducer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Altantic Recording Corp., a Warner Music Group Company

15
Little Ghetto Boy
00:03:52

Edward Howard, Writer - Jerry Wexler, Producer - Arif Mardin, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Altantic Recording Corp., a Warner Music Group Company

16
Valdez in the Country
00:03:33

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Arif Mardin, Producer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ray Lucas, Drums - Keith Loving, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corp.

17
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Mono)
00:04:36

Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Hugh McCracken, Guitar - Donny Hathaway, Organ, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - David Newman, Saxophone - Al Kooper, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

18
Lord Help Me (Mono Single Version)
00:04:03

Joe Greene, Writer - Arif Mardin, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Billy Preston, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Records

19
Come Little Children
00:03:43

Fred White, Drums - Garnett Brown, Trombone - Arif Mardin, Producer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Donny Hathaway, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Joe Newman, Trumpet - Seldon Powell, Clarinet - Phil Upchurch, Solo Guitar - Murray Allen, RecordingEngineer - Myrna Summers, Tambourine - Joseph Bishop, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation

20
Love, Love, Love
00:03:24

Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - Ken Williams, Writer - Arif Mardin, Producer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass Guitar - GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Ray Lucas, Drums - Keith Loving, Guitar - J.R.Bailey, Writer - Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers, Backing Vocals

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corp.

21
Someday We'll All Be Free
00:04:21

Edward Howard, Writer - Arif Mardin, Producer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Marvin Stamm, Trumpet - Donny Hathaway, Arranger, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Ray Lucas, Drums - David Spinoza, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corp.

22
You Were Meant for Me
00:03:51

Arif Mardin, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist - William Peterkin, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1990 Atlantic Recording Corporation

DISC 2

1
Never My Love
00:04:39

Fred White, Drums - Donald Addrisi, Writer - Richard Addrisi, Writer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2013 Atlantic Records

2
A Lot of Soul
00:05:16

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Unknown, Writer - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation

3
Let's Groove
00:06:48

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Unknown, Writer - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974 Atlantic Recording Corporation

4
Latin Time
00:06:10

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

5
Tally Rand
00:02:25

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - Tennyson Stevens, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975 Atlantic Recording Corporation

6
Memory of Our Love
00:02:56

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2013 Atlantic Records

7
Sunshine Over Showers
00:04:41

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - William James Peterkin, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation

8
After the Dance Is Done
00:04:25

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Unknown, Writer - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1978 Atlantic Recording Corporation

9
Don't Turn Away
00:02:48

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - Trevor Keith, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation

10
Always the Same
00:03:00

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Al Johnson, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - Guy Draper, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation

11
Brown Eyed Lady (Instrumental)
00:03:01

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Unknown, Writer - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974 Warner Records Inc.

12
The Sands of Time and Changes
00:03:30

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Nadine McKinnor, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

13
Zyxygy Concerto
00:20:22

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - STEVE Woolard, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Brian Kehew, MixingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation

DISC 3

1
What's Going On (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:05:28

Jerry Wexler, Producer - AL CLEVELAND, Writer - Renaldo Benson, Writer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Marvin Gaye, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

2
Sack Full of Dreams (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:07:35

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - GARY MCFARLAND, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar - Lou Savary, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

3
Little Ghetto Boy (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:04:28

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Charles Howard, Writer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Writer, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

4
You've Got a Friend (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:03:57

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Carole King, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

5
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:16:03

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Richard Evans, Writer - Ric Powell, Producer, Writer - Phil Upchurch, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

6
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:08:41

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Chuck Rainey, Bass Guitar - Arif Mardin, Producer - al jackson jr., Drums - GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - King Curtis, Tenor Saxophone - Donny Hathaway, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist - Joe Newman, Trumpet - Bob Russell, Writer - Ronald Bright, Backing Vocals - Cissy Houston, Backing Vocals - Judy Clay, Backing Vocals - Sylvia Shemwell, Backing Vocals - JAMES DOUGLASS, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Scott, Writer - Cornel Dupree, Guitar - Howie Albert, Engineer - J.R.Bailey, Backing Vocals - Ron Albert, RecordingEngineer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2013 Atlantic Records

7
Jealous Guy (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:05:19

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - John Lennon, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

8
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:06:03

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Al Kooper, Writer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

9
Hey Girl (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:05:29

Jerry Wexler, Producer - Fred White, Drums - Arif Mardin, Producer, MixingEngineer - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Earl Derouen, Writer, Congas - Tom Flye, RecordingEngineer - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation

10
The Ghetto (Live at the Bitter End, New York City, 1971)
00:14:27

Fred White, Drums - Cornell Dupree, Guitar - Willie Weeks, Bass - Donny Hathaway, Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Leroy Hutson, Writer - Ric Powell, Producer - Earl Derouen, Congas - Mike Howard, Guitar

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

DISC 4

1
I (Who Have Nothing)
00:05:03

Arif Mardin, Producer, String Arranger - Jerry Leiber, Composer - Mike Stoller, Composer - Donny Hathaway, Arranger, Vocals, MainArtist - Roberta Flack, Arranger, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Joel Dorn, Producer - Carlo Donido, Composer - Moguel, Composer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

2
You've Got a Friend
00:03:24

Arif Mardin, Producer - Carole King, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Roberta Flack, Vocals, MainArtist - Joel Dorn, Producer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

3
Baby I Love You
00:03:28

Arif Mardin, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Electric Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Roberta Flack, Vocals, MainArtist - Joel Dorn, Producer - Ronnie Shannon, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

4
Be Real Black for Me
00:03:34

Arif Mardin, Producer - Donny Hathaway, Arranger, Electric Piano, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Roberta Flack, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Joel Dorn, Producer - Charles Mann, Writer

© 2013 Rhino Entertainment Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

5
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
00:06:38

Arif Mardin, Producer - Barry Mann, Writer - Cynthia Weil, Writer - Donny Hathaway, Vocals, MainArtist - PHIL SPECTOR, Writer - Roberta Flack, Piano, Vocals, MainArtist - Joel Dorn, Producer

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The 58-track Never My Love: The Anthology, very different from the 61-track French and Japanese release Someday We'll All Be Free (2010), appeals slightly more to fanatics than it does newcomers. Disc one covers Donny Hathaway's singles and albums highlights, from 1969 and 1972 A-sides recorded with June Conquest through 1978's "You Were Meant for Me." There's a lot of familiar ground, all of it representative, but many selections differ from the album counterparts, including the two-part 7" version of "The Ghetto," the promo edit of "Thank You Master (For My Soul)," and single edits of "Giving Up," "A Song for You," and "Come Little Children." The second disc consists of unreleased studio recordings, none of which overlaps with the material unearthed on Someday We'll All Be Free. Unfortunately, that means Hathaway's cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" isn't present, but there are two slices of hard and heavy soul that date from the late '60s, a mighty interpretation of "Never My Love" (a platinum hit for the Association), the gorgeously bittersweet "Memory of Our Love," and a fascinating 20-minute concerto. Other tracks, not quite aimless but sensibly left in the archive, help fans fill in the gaps of the mid- to late-'70s period when Hathaway's creativity was severely impaired. Disc three, all newly issued as well, is like an alternate, not quite as hot edition of Live. It draws from the eight sets Hathaway performed during three October 1971 nights at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village. None of it was included on any of the previous Hathaway live albums, yet they're no mere scraps, highlighted by similarly sprawling trips through "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)" and "The Ghetto" that involve tremendous interplay between Hathaway and his formidable band. Finally, the last quarter of the anthology contains all of the 1972 classic Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, as well as three additional Roberta/Donny duets produced by giants James Mtume and Reggie Lucas: the number two Hot 100 hit "The Closer I Get to You," "You Are My Heaven," and the undervalued boogie gem "Back Together Again." Charles Waring's lengthy essay is an illuminating and deeply emotional read, with quotes from those who worked closest with Hathaway, including Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, and Flack. The CD edition is shaped like a DVD set, fold-out style, with sharp design. It's a long overdue treat for anyone interested in a genius whose talents as a singer, keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, and producer gave the world a bounty of life-affirming and inspiring music. Hopefully an enterprising label has the resources to endure the licensing nightmares required to release a compilation that showcases Hathaway's work for artists like the Unifics, the Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, Phil Upchurch, Roberta Flack, Jerry Butler, and Willie Nelson. Paired with this, we'd get the full scope of the man's work.
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