Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 is a compilation album of recordings by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, first released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1996. Although the compilation, which reached on Billboard's R&B chart and on Pop, was given the "Vol. 1" tag, it remains without a sequel to date. The compilation would be re-issued by Warner's sublabel Reprise Records in 1999 with alternative cover art under the title I'm Every Woman - The Best of Chaka Khan.
Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1. 1 2 3 4 5. 3. Chaka Khan, Chaka Kahn with Rufus. Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody. dl. Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good. Chaka Khan - I Feel For You. 03:38. Chaka Khan - I Know You, I Live You. 04:27. Chaka Khan - Love Me Still. Chaka Khan - The End Of A Love Affair. Chaka Khan - And The Melody Still Lingers On. 05:04. Chaka Khan - Through The Fire.
Chaka Khan's career through the 1996 release of Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 - involving eight albums with Rufus and eight solo albums, along with assorted collaborations - produced roughly 40 Top 40 R&B singles, not to mention dozens of undervalued album cuts. So it is clear that any one-disc attempt at wrapping up the highlights is bound to work more like a sampler than a true best-of. And though this release is given the "Vol. 1" tag, it remained without a sequel as late as 2005, when Reprise reissued it without altering the contents.
Album · 1996 · 16 Songs. This collection's title isn’t figurative: Chaka Khan’s voice is an epiphany, her guiding light through decades of visionary soul. She growls and shouts over a funky live version of Tell Me Something Good, riffs with Dizzy Gillespie on And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night in Tunisia), and matches Melle Mel’s hot-blooded rap with steamy agitation on the electro gem I Feel for You. Epiphany includes previously unreleased tracks, like a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere filled with smooth jazz and island vibes. Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 Chaka Khan.
However, that release was shelved which lead to Chaka abruptly leaving the label. The new tracks on Epiphany, produced by David Gamson, Keith Crouch, and longtime collaborator Arif Mardin, were intended for that shelved release, including the Clockers soundtrack hit Love Me Still. It’s fortunate too, or Khan’s fans would have missed out on the fiery Me'Shell NdegeOcello collaboration Never Miss The Water that stomped up to on Billboard’s dance charts with state-of-the-art Frankie Knuckles remixes. Apart from salvaging the aborted album, Epiphany revisits essentials like I’m Every.
Arranged By – Chaka Khan (tracks: 14), Keith Crouch (tracks: 14), Kipper Jones (tracks: 14). Art Direction – Julie Larson. Engineer – David Gamson (tracks: 13), Rail Rogut (tracks: 13). Executive-Producer – Chaka Khan. Executive-Producer – Tammy Coleman-McCrary. Liner Notes – Pepsi Charles.