Ultimate Collection (Aimee Mann album)

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Ultimate Collection
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length75:31
Label Hip-O
Producer John Boylan
Jon Brion
Rhett Davies
Mike Denneen
Mark Goldenberg
Michael Penn
Rhonda Shields
Dana Smart
Mike Thorne
Aimee Mann chronology
Bachelor No. 2
(2000)
Ultimate Collection
(2000)
Lost in Space
(2002)
Professional ratings
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Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Released on September 12, 2000, by Hip-O, the album predominantly comprises tracks from her major label days in addition to a few tracks from the new wave band she fronted, 'Til Tuesday.

Contents

Release

Before its release, Mann issued a statement disavowing any involvement with the creation of Ultimate Collection, writing that the compilation was never authorized by her and that her offer to assist in putting the album together after she heard of the project's existence was "flatly refused." [4]

Track listing

All tracks written by Aimee Mann unless otherwise noted.

  1. "That's Just What You Are" (Brion, Mann) (1994, from Melrose Place OST) – 4:32
  2. "You Could Make a Killing" (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 3:43
  3. "You're with Stupid Now" (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 3:27
  4. "Wise Up" (1996, from Jerry Maguire OST) – 3:27
  5. "Driving with One Hand on the Wheel" (1995, from "Long Shot" single) – 2:44
  6. "Long Shot" (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 3:09
  7. "Choice in the Matter" (Brion, Mann) (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 3:12
  8. "Voices Carry" (Single Mix) ('Til Tuesday) (1985, from Voices Carry ) – 4:21
  9. "Take It Back" (Brion, Mann) (1993, from "I Should've Known" single) – 2:52
  10. "Say Anything" (Brion, Mann) (1993, from Whatever ) – 4:57
  11. "Jacob Marley's Chain" (1993, from Whatever ) – 3:01
  12. "Amateur" (Brion, Mann) (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 4:43
  13. "All Over Now" (1995, from I'm with Stupid ) – 3:38
  14. "Baby Blue" (Pete Ham) (1993, from "I Should've Known" single) – 3:51
  15. "Everything's Different Now" (Shear, Sweet) (1988, from Everything's Different Now ) – 3:57
  16. "Sign of Love" (Condos, Goldenberg) (1987, from Back to the Beach OST) – 3:50
  17. "The Other End (Of the Telescope) (Live Version)" (Costello, Mann) (1993, from "Stupid Thing" single) – 4:27
  18. "Jimmy Hoffa Jokes" (1993, from "Say Anything" single) – 2:30
  19. "Stupid Thing" (Brion, Mann) (1993, from Whatever ) – 4:27
  20. "I Should've Known" (1993, from Whatever ) – 4:53

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. PopMatters review
  3. Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide . New York City: Simon and Schuster. p.  511. ISBN   0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone aimee mann album guide.
  4. Mann, Aimee. "A Word About The So-Called "Ultimate Collection"". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2007.