J.P.Y. will always get five stars in my book but when it comes to the music it is almost criminal to dissect his albums for the sake of an anthology. By no means am i saying this album is a fizzer. He consistenly put out albums so tightly woven around their genre that hearing his 'hits' could possibly make the uninitiated believe some songs weaker by comparison. That's where the crime is... but i digress. It's all about the music and you can't go far wrong with J.P.Y beltin' out his tunes. Most notoriously, 'love is in the air'. You could hear this song on every commercial, in every movie, at every wedding, on every radio station and at every street corner and never even come close to tiring of it's sentiment or for that matter it's sparkle. His songs are cut like diamonds. Sharp and flawless. Spunk and zing rolled into one big glittering mirrorball if you can imagine such a thing. Given that these songs are over twenty years old it wouldn't be an indictable offence to bask in that reflected light on the discotheque floor. On a timeline it was in the discos across europe where they first cottoned on to the fact you could indeed cut a rug to the pulse of J.P.Y. nameably 'standing in the rain'. A stand out song from an album full of outstanding songs [re: J.P.Y]. From the same record they've included here 'i hate the music' and 'keep on smilin''. These songs are so brisk and broad-minded they'll charm the pants right off of ya. In that list you can also add 'i wanna do it with you' and 'where the action is'. dynamite. It is a shame they've not yet made it possible to sample any of the tracks, then you could hear for yourself. Like i say the songs have been lifted off of a series of albums, well that would be the concept yes, thus making the task of reviewing feel like a chore. In doing so the backbone of what ol' johnny's doing is getting all twisted in my blah blah ramblings. The guy just does his own thing and does it darn tootin' well. If you don't mind a bit of a bombastic lilt, keyboards, synthsiser guitar, the seventies, pulsating rhythms, white suits, and let it be said... rock'n'roll, then this album should be invited into your collection.