First Released: 2009

Commentary: Sony Legacy’s 2009 budget-line compilation Playlist can’t be viewed as a greatest-hits collection — there are too many big Bill Withers’ hits missing, including the original hit versions of “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Just the Two of Us,” and “Use Me.” Instead, this balances “Ain’t No Sunshine” and a live version of “Lean on Me” with the minor hits “Heartbreak Road” and “Grandma’s Hands,” along with a bunch of good album tracks to give a good indication of the range of Withers’ talents, even if it doesn’t offer up all the hits.

–Stephen Thomas Erlewine (Allmusic reveiw)

Track List

In My Heart  
Can We Pretend  
Heartbreak Road  
I Can’t Write Left-Handed  
Ruby Lee  
Ain’t No Sunshine  
Grandma’s Hands  
Hope She’ll Be Happier  
Let Me In Your Life  
Sometimes A Song  
I’ll Be With You  
We Could Be Sweet Lovers  
Make Love To Your Mind  
Lean On Me (Live)