Gino Vannelli

The Best of Gino Vannelli

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Originally released in 1980 on LP, this ten-song compilation contains the biggest tracks form Gino Vannelli's killer run for A&M from 1973-1978. Virtually everything the causal fan would ever want. The tracks include "Powerful People," "I Just Want to Stop," "Wheels of Life," "Love Me Now," "The Deep Stepper," "Mama Coco," and "Crazy Life" among them. Simply put, Vannelli laid out more classic urban pop in five years than most singer/songwriters do in a lifetime. This was a charmed period in his professional life, and he simply couldn't miss. What this little comp doesn't tell you is that the albums were every bit as great as the singles they spawned.

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