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Best collection of Soul's songs
on 30 January 2011
This double CD set is aptly titled, as it does include nearly all of David Soul's most beautiful songs. It's a step short of perfection, though, as it's missing my all-time favourite Soul song, "Simple Life". There are a few other songs I would have traded: "Dreamers", "Distant Shores", and "The Dutchman" are missing and could have replaced "I Drink", "Tattler", "Black Bean Soup", and "Landlord", but the remainder of the 42 songs are lovely, the best of David Soul's five albums. There are many timeless, sentimental, beautiful tunes, sung with David Soul's smooth melodic vocals. Although most of these songs were recorded in the 70's and 80's, there are certainly no expiration dates on these romantic ballads. The melodies remain catchy, the lyrics decently original, and the voice wonderfully soothing. While it would be nice to sit by a cozy fire listening to this music, it's suited me well for many a calming drive to and from work in rush hour. (Having read the insert included with the CD, I wish David Soul would also release on CD his early folk/pop recordings, if these include Music Man and Waiting Room.) David Soul is a versatile, competent singer with an excellent vocal range. His songs are performed with sincerity and heartfelt sensitivity; he is indeed a music man and artist, and nobody sings a love song quite like he does.