Pete Walker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (191 of 209)
Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,613,968 - Total Helpful Votes: 191 of 209
Very Best Of [Us Import] ~ Dan Fogelberg
Very Best Of [Us Import] ~ Dan Fogelberg
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
'Greatest hits' would have been a more appropriate title, since although many of these tracks are brilliant, much of his very best work would probably not have been suitable for single release. Because of the folky-ballad or country-rock songs chosen as his singles this collection tends to give the impression of Dan being a rather lightweight and overly sentimental artist. This is certainly not true, as his dedicated fans know. However, in this collection only the presence of 'Netherlands' represents the less commercial, more serious side of Dan's work.
For its coverage of his hit singles this collection can hardly be faulted, apart from the inexplicable omission of 'The power of… Read more
Finer Things ~ Steve Winwood
Finer Things ~ Steve Winwood
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
This 4CD, 63 song set provides extremely thorough coverage of Steve Winwood's career from the early 1960s up to his last Island Records album in 1986, including numerous tracks from his work in such memorable bands as the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, as well as his later solo recordings. Significant chunks are included from virtually all his Island albums, together with a small taster from his first two Virgin Records albums. (It's a shame that the beautiful ballad 'My love's leaving' wasn't included though.)
This is such a comprehensive account of Winwood's work that it is likely to be of interest only to dedicated fans, but for these it will be a real treat. As well… Read more
The Ultimate Collection ~ Billy Joel
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Taken literally, the title presumably means that this is the last and best compilation of Billy Joel's work that will ever be issued. If that is really the case, it should be purchased without delay, since it is an excellent and comprehensive collection of 36 songs covering his recording career from the early 70s to the mid 90s, with the additional benefit of crystal clear remastered sound. Having been familiar only with his hits and some album tracks, much of this collection was new to me, and I have thus discovered many excellent songs for the first time. There are a couple of notable omissions, namely 'Scenes from an Italian restaurant' and 'Until the night' which are among Joel's most… Read more