Posted by: Tobias | April 16, 2009

The Hathaway anthology that was never released

Back in 2003, Rhino/Atlantic planned on releasing a Donny Hathaway retrospective entitled ” Donny Hathaway- Love, Love, Love – The Anthology. It contained 35 songs including all of his hits and his signature duets with Roberta Flack. It also contained rarities incuding the following demos:

“Extension Of A Man- demo”

“What a Woman Really Means” since released on a compilation entitled ” Atlantic Unearthed”

“I Could Love No Other One”


“Make It On Your Own”

“Speak Easy”

A 9 minute live cover of Stevie Wonder's “Superwoman”

The liner notes were done by A Scott Galloway. It was a worthy tribute to Donny.

Roberta Flack would not give permission for Rhino to use any of her duets with him. Maybe there was a royalty issue. As a result, it remains unissued.

There was also talk of a live album featuring both artists. Roberta denied permission.

I hope one day these releases will see the light of day.

I hope so, too!

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