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Decent selection of albums, but not a great one,
This review is from: Classic Album Selection (Audio CD)
What you get here are five Chris DeBurgh albums:
The first three from the late '70s (Spanish Train (excellent), Far Beyond (excellent) and At the End (decent)), one from the mid '80s (the not-great Into the Light, which features his signature song, The Lady in Red), and an adequate best-of compilation from late '90s, Spark to a Flame.
While this isn't a bad set of albums, it would have made much more sense to replace Into the Light with Crusader, his fifth (and probably best) album. That album has much more in common with the first three than does Into the Light, and it's a much better album overall. The slot used by the best-of album, which overlaps with the other albums here, would also be better taken by another original album, and I'd suggest The Getaway since it's from 1982 and close to the time frame of the others. (I'd skip Eastern Wind, which is one of DeBurgh's weakest albums).
At any rate, what's here isn't bad, and it's nice to get the first three in a one-stop-shopping brick, but this could be better.