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Excellent Collection Of Hits!,
This review is from: Voice - The Best Of Beverley Knight (Audio CD)
I was really pleased when I heard that this album was being released as it really gives Beverley the chance to show off how much she has achieved over the past 11 years.
The album starts with:
1. Shoulda Woulda Coulda: This was Beverley's first ever top 10 single and probably the one people know the most and its a real soulful track! 5/5
2. Keep This Fire Burning: Single taken from the 2004 album Affirmation and and its one of the best upbeat tracks on the album. 5/5
3. Come As You Are: Comeback single from 2004 and it has a real rocky edge to it. A really fiesty, powerful track. 5/5
4. Piece Of My Heart: Latest single from Beverley and again it has a rocky edge to it but at the same time, its also very soulful. Good cover version 4/5
5. Gold: This has to be the best ballad on the whole album. The melody and lyrics are absolutely beautiful. The remix single version which was released really ruined the track and I'm glad that the original album version was chosen. 5/5
6. Made It Back (Good Times 7" Mix) - I absolutely love this remix. Her vocals on this track are amazing and the beat is brilliant. Everything about this track is ace! 5/5
7. Get Up - Comeback single from 2001 and the first single to be taken from the Who I Am album. This has a real reggae feel to it and its really energetic! 5/5
8. Flavour Of The Old School: The only song from The B Funk to feature on this album. Personally I think its one of the best from the album and I can't believe it was released way back in 1995 5/5
9. Sista Sista: Single taken from the Prodigal Sista album. Another really soulful track. 4/5
10. Not Too Late For Love: Second single from the Affirmation album. Kind of a a mid-tempo track and the lyrics on this track are brilliant. 5/5
11. Greatest Day (Classic Mix): Again, I absolutely love this remix and its got to be one of my favourites. Everything about it is brilliant and its so catchy. 5/5
12. Made It Back (Original Version feat Redman): I really don't know why this track was included as well as the remix. The remix is 100% better not to mention more successful. I just find this quite dull. The only track on the album I'm not keen on. 3/5
13. Sweet Thing (Live): Really great cover and she sounds amazing live. Glad the album shows off how well Beverley sings live: 4/5
14. Angel (Live): Another live track. Never really liked this song but there is something about the way Beverley sings it makes me quite like it: 4/5
15. Who's Gonna Save Your Soul: A new track to end the album its a really soulful ballad. A lovely way to round off the album. 5/5
Overall, an excellent collection of hits which really shows off Beverley's 11 year career.
If I had to make one criticism, it would be that not enough of the singles are actually included on the album. For example, I would have liked to have seen singles such as 'Rewind', 'Down For The One' & 'Shape Of You (Reshaped)' included on the album instead of the original version of Made It Back and Angels.
Its a must have album in your collection and really showcases the UK urban scene!