The Katie Melua Collection CD+DVD
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It seems a little strange that an artist who only appeared on the scene in 2003 should already be releasing a 'best of' album. Cashing in on ever-dwindling music sales and the Christmas cow are likely to be the sources of blame.
Opening with the song that made her famous, The Closest Thing To Crazy is the first of 14 previously recorded and three new Melua tracks. Taken from Katie's three albums (Call Off The Search, Piece By Piece and Pictures) some songs are more instantly recognisable than others. Familiar haunts Nine Million Bicycles, Melua's number one duet with Eva Cassidy of Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World and Call Off The Search all feature. These three are by no means the collection's highlights however.
Melua's self-penned numbers, the socially-charged Spider's Web and the gorgeously tender I Cried For You are the songs that, in fact, scream for attention. Both showcase Katie's knack of storytelling and sumptuous, comforting vocal perfectly.
Of the new material, the collaboration between Melua and the man who discovered her, Mike Batt, on Two Bare Feet leaps out. The up-tempo, quick-step jazz is a welcomed step away from Katie's comfort zone and serves her well.
Meanwhile the DVD bonus disc includes Katie's recent 90-minute Rotterdam live show and Behind The Screens pre-concert footage. Neither of these shorts make The Katie Melua Collection worth purchasing, and if you're already a devout fan, you'd be better off simply buying the new tracks of your choice. However, if you're after an introduction to one of Britain's key female solo artists, get your wallet out now. --Elle J Small
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1. Piece by piece
2. I do believe in love
3. My aphrodisiac is you
4. Crawling up a hill
5. Mary Pickford
6. Blues in the Night
7. If you were a Sailboat
8. Ghost Town
9. Thank you, Stars
10. Perfect Circle
11. What I miss about you
12. Spiders Web
13. If the lights go out
14. Scary Films
16. Mockingbird Song
17. The closest thing to Crazy
18. Nine Million Bicycles
19. On the Road again
20. Kozmic Blues
21. I cried for you
For those who don't have the albums, it's a great opportunity to discover the magical voice of Katie Melua.
For those who already have them, there are three new wonderful songs, a bluesy one with "Somewhere in The Same Hotel", a more catchy with "Two Bare Feet", and an undescribable "Toy Collection". There are also two released songs but not on the albums, "What A Wonderful World", the impossible duet with Eva Cassidy, and "When You Taught Me How To Dance", from the soundtrack of "Miss Potter", which are also worth the purchase of the Collection.
Moreover, there is the DVD with the Rotterdam concert, which should end up convincing you, or re-live an unforgettable evening if you went to a concert of the Pictures Tour.
To sum up, a must have for everyone!
I have bought this collection in MP3 format as I am spending some time re-visting and extending my music collection.
Today has been a hot sunny day and listening to this in the car with the roof down and for this it is the perfect albumn. It would also be perfect as background music in a nice restaurant, romantic nght in or reading a book.
Whenever you want a a bit of tranquil listenning Katie has a lovely voice and is a skilled musician and songwriter.
This collection is ideal as all the Katie's best known songs are pulled together in one place. In fact her 5 biggest hit singles feature in the first 6 tracks.
Track 7 - "On The Road" again does bring a slight change of pace which is useful at this point.
I really like this collection and it's definately 5 stars in the right situation, I'm not sure I could sit through a 2 hour concert however, as there would probably need to be more excitement generated.
I hope that Katie can find a way to apply her talents with a bit more variety of pace in the future to keep her career going. For example, maybe she could have a go at bit more of a Sheryl Crow style on a future album.
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