All of the highlights from guitarist/songwriter Chris Rea's moody late-'80s and early-'90s records are collected on The Best of Chris Rea. For neophytes and casual fans, this a perfect introduction, though more serious listeners will find plenty to treasure on his original albums.
This double-CD replaces EMI's Best Of anthology (1992) as the collection of choice for their British Invasion years due to its slightly more extensive length (34 tracks), including most of the tracks on the previous compilation…
Featuring 31 remastered tracks, including several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings, this compilation represents a wide cross-section of Sting’s enduring solo career. Highlights include the hits "Fields of Gold", "Englishman in New York", "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" and "All This Time", as well as Grammy winners "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" and "Whenever I Say Your Name" featuring Mary J. Blige. The CDs also include a new mix of "Never Coming Home" as well as previously unreleased live versions of "Message In A Bottle", "Demolition Man" and "Heavy Cloud No Rain".
The title of Best of the Allman Brothers: Hell and High Water is a bit misleading, it's actually only the best of the band's Arista-label output, which spanned a two albums (1980's Reach for the Sky and 1981's Brothers of the Road). There are six tracks from the former and five from the latter, making it a wise acquisition for those who need the best material from those records.
There's been considerable discussion about whether Bobby Darin should be classified as a rock & roll singer, a Vegas hipster cat, an interpreter of popular standards, or even a folk-rocker. He was all of these and none of these. Throughout his career he made a point of not becoming committed to any one style at the exclusion of others; at the height of his nightclub fame he incorporated a folk set into his act.