Editors’ Notes This 58-track summary of Donny Hathaway’s career comes close to being the definitive word on this underrated genius, whose solo career is just one part of his story. Hathaway’s work with Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, Jerry Butler, and Willie Nelson is just as notable, if not as easily collected. However, in terms of Hathaway the solo artist and live performer, Never My Love features the single mixes of his early hits such as “The Ghetto” (here in two parts), “Thank You Master (For My Soul),” Van McCoy’s “Giving Up,” and Leon Russell’s “A Song for You,” plus two early singles with June Conquest (“I Thank You Baby,” “Just Another Reason”). Starting with “Never My Love”—a song that became a hit for The Association—the collection serves up previously unreleased studio recordings from the late '60s through the mid-'70s. The previously unreleased material shifts to live recordings made in 1971 at the Bitter End in New York City, including covers of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.” The final batch feature Hathaway’s work with Roberta Flack, including the hit “The Closer I Get to You.”

SONG
I Thank You Baby (Mono)
1
2:39
 
Just Another Reason (Mono)
2
2:30
 
The Ghetto - Part 1 (Mono)
3
2:44
 
The Ghetto - Part 2 (Mono)
4
2:49
 
Thank You Master (For My Soul) [Promo Edit]
5
3:25
 
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
6
3:26
 
Trying' Times
7
3:14
 
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
8
6:43
 
I Believe To My Soul
9
3:50
 
This Christmas (Single Edit)
10
3:32
 
A Song For You (Mono Single)
11
3:23
 
Magnificent Sanctuary Band (Mono Version)
12
3:37
 
Giving Up
13
3:52
 
Come Back Charleston Blue
14
2:04
 
Little Ghetto Boy
15
3:52
 
Valdez In the Country
16
3:33
 
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Mono)
17
4:35
 
Lord Help Me (Mono Single)
18
4:03
 
Come Little Children
19
3:42
 
Love, Love, Love
20
3:24
 
Someday We'll All Be Free
21
4:21
 
You Were Meant For Me
22
3:51
 
Never My Love
1
4:38
 
A Lot of Soul
2
5:15
 
Let's Groove
3
6:47
 
Latin Time
4
6:10
 
Tally Rand
5
2:25
 
Memory of Our Love
6
2:55
 
Sunshine Over Showers
7
4:40
 
After the Dance Is Done
8
4:25
 
Don't Turn Away
9
2:48
 
Always the Same
10
3:00
 
Brown Eyed Lady (Instrumental)
11
3:00
 
The Sands of Time and Changes
12
3:30
 
Zyxygy Concerto
13
20:22
 
What's Going On (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
1
5:27
 
Sack Full of Dreams (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
2
7:34
 
Little Ghetto Boy (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
3
4:27
 
You've Got a Friend (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
4
3:56
 
Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) [Live at the Bitter End 1971]
5
16:03
 
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
6
8:41
 
Jealous Guy (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
7
5:18
 
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
8
6:03
 
Hey Girl (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
9
5:28
 
The Ghetto (Live at the Bitter End 1971)
10
14:26
 
I (Who Have Nothing)
1
5:03
 
You've Got a Friend
2
3:23
 
Baby I Love You
3
3:27
 
Be Real Black For Me
4
3:34
 
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
5
6:38
 
For All We Know
6
3:41
 
Where Is the Love
7
2:43
 
When Love Has Grown
8
3:26
 
Come Ye Disconsolate
9
4:52
 
Mood
10
7:02
 
The Closer I Get To You (with Donny Hathaway)
11
4:40
 
You Are My Heaven (feat. Donny Hathaway)
12
4:14
 
Back Together Again (feat. Donny Hathaway) [Extended Version]
13
9:48
 

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