On the back on his previous collection (and not unlike the Radio 1 Live Lounge series) Dermot O'Leary has got together a collection of great songs by a diverse range of artists. The beauty of these compilations is that you get to hear songs you know by unknown artists, or some big names singing tracks that you may have never heard. Either way, if you are like me, you then go hunting out more artists or tracks and your collection grows even more!!! There are always a few fillers at first sight, but rather than flicking through your media device of choice, why not do what we used to do back in the day and play the album through in it's entirety. That way you get songs that grow on you or you find the hidden gems.
The highlights for me (after only a couple of listenings) are the established artists Emeli Sande (Eleanor Rigby), Ed Sheeran (Who you are)and Maverick Sabre (Empire State of Mind). Also, great tracks by lesser known artists Maximo Park (Heaven), Dry The River (Homeward Bound), The Do (Sex On Fire) and The Slow Show (Born to Run). Added to this the simply beautiful Angels by The XX, Ben Howard and Paloma Faith and you have 2 1/2 hours of music that might be from Saturday Sessions but fit perfectly into a Sunday morning relaxing with a coffee and the papers!!
Already looking forward to the next batch of songs from Dermot and the gang!!