跨越六个世代依然活跃歌坛，备受各界敬重的传奇巨擘Quincy Jones，荣获包括「传奇奖」在内共27座葛莱美加冕，是已故流行天王麦可杰克森三张旷世鉅作「Off The Wall」、「Thriller」、「Bad」的幕后制作功臣，就连Dinah Washington、Sarah Vaughan、Ray Charles、Ella Fitzgerald、Count Basie、Frank Sinatra、Aretha Franklin等爵士/跨界巨星，都指定Quincy操刀经典大作。1985年号召美国艺人举办援非义唱单曲“We Are The World”，实证Quincy於整个流行乐坛的影响力与崇高地位。
身兼作曲/编曲者、指挥家、歌手、多项乐器演奏、唱片制作人、唱片公司老闆、电影/电视制作、杂誌创办人、多媒体娱乐大亨与人道慈善家等身份的Quincy，虽历经乐坛曲风转变的衝击，却毫无畏惧的利用那双魔手施展创意巧思，融入当代流行趋势，大胆尝试谱入丰富又多元的音乐元素，举凡R&B、Funk、Soul、Big Band、Swing、Jazz、Bossa Nova、Hip-Hop、Rock等领域完全涉猎，就连电影配乐，也充分发挥了Quincy掌控情节与音乐互动的高超能力。
发行公司： HIP-O [发行商品]
产品制造地： 欧美 .
发行类型： Jazz 爵士 . 流行 . CD . 英文 .
Release Date December 10, 2002
Release Info Compilation Studio Recording
Catalog # 583565
Artist: Quincy Jones
Title Of Album: Ultimate Collection
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Polygram UK
Genre: R&B, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Quality: Conversion of SACD (multi-channel music) , DSD 2.0
Audio CD (December 10, 2002)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
Label: Polygram UK
Review by William Ruhlmann [-]
In 1974, Quincy Jones, who already had a wide range of musical credits behind him, opted to enter the R&B mainstream by hiring vocalists and overseeing recordings in a commercial vein released under his name. The first of them was Body Heat, which went gold, and Jones followed with a series of records including 1981's million-selling The Dude and the 1990 Album of the Year Grammy-winner Back on the Block. Meanwhile, he switched record labels, leaving A&M for his own Warner-distributed Qwest in the early '80s. That has tended to make the assembly of a comprehensive best-of difficult, but Universal's Hip-O reissue division specializes in licensing material from other labels to construct its Ultimate Collection releases, and this one borrows seven out of 18 tracks from Qwest to add to Jones' A&M hits, making it the definitive one-disc compilation of Jones' pop/R&B recordings of 1974-1999. Jones himself participated in the selection, which does not strictly follow chart rankings, since a couple of R&B Top 20 hits ("I Don't Go for That" and "Slow Jams") are missing, while a few non-chart items are included. To get more songs in, the singles edits have been used in many cases. But all the major hits are here. The chronological sequencing allows an appreciation of how Jones' approach changed over the years. The '70s stuff, which holds up surprisingly well, is tasty R&B, much of it groove-oriented, up-tempo music. By the late '80s, however, there are a lot of big, bland ballads that showcase superstar vocalists (Ray Charles, Barry White, etc.) and sound self-important. Like his protégé, Michael Jackson, who went from the rocking "Billie Jean" to the messianic "Man in the Mirror" in the same period, Jones seems to have begun believing his press clippings, and his work suffered accordingly.
01. If I Ever Lose This Heaven
02. Everything Must Change
03. Body Heat
04. Is It Love That We're Missin'
05. Mellow Madness
06. Stuff Like That
07. Ai No Corrida
09. Just Once
10. Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me
11. One Hundred Ways
12. I'll Be Good To You
13. The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)
14. Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)
15. You Put A Move On My Heart
16. I'm Yours
Compilation Produced by Pat Lawrence with Dana G. Smart.
Mastered for SACD by David Lurssen at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA.