This is a supremely well crafted compilation album in every respect. Even if you already owned all these recordings, as I do, you could not make a better selection from his career for a single CD showcase of his beautiful voice, incisive lyrics and artful, passionate musicianship.
The songs on this "Very Best Of" (rather than "greatest hits of") have been carefully sequenced to impress as being a truly cohesive and ultimately enjoyable album. Each sets the stage for the next to shine like the true gems they are, and the easiest thing in the world is to hear it all through again.
Brian Kennedy is one of the most talented, skillful, honest and generous musical entertainers in the world (and a damned fine author). For diehard fans, or the uninitiated, this CD will be either a welcome treat or a stunning revelation.