Various Artists

25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista's 25th Anniversary

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25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista's 25th Anniversary celebrates the label's quarter-century mark with live performances of hits by a wide array of artists, including Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Snap, Ace of Base, Air Supply, the Bay City Rollers, and Carole King. Expanded from the NBC TV special, the set features Santana's "Maria Maria" and "Smooth"; Annie Lennox's "Why"; Sarah McLachlan's "Angel"; Brooks & Dunn's "My Maria"; Patti Smith's "Because the Night"; and Puff Daddy, 112, and Faith Evans' "I'll Be Missing You." The disc also includes vintage performances from the Kinks, Eric Carmen, Lisa Stansfield, and others, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. While Arista's 25th Anniversary may be too scattered for some music fans, it does provide a thorough retrospective of the label's trends and hits over the past 25 years.