Review: “The Annie Lennox Collection,” – Annie Lennox

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Annie Lennox has always had one of the most passionate and easy-to-listen-to voices in rock and roll. She can be tough, sensitive and sexy all at the same time. While she was great with Eurythmics, her solo work is where she shines. The Annie Lennox Collection highlights 12 of her greatest tracks, and two new covers.

The collection features one of the best ballads of the 90s, “Why,” and her other monster hit, “Walking on Broken Glass” from the 1992 smash Diva. Her great covers of “No More I Love You’s,” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” the beautiful, somber tune, “Cold,” the soulful “Sing” from her underappreciated CD Songs of Mass Destruction, the disco-esque “Little Bird,” and the funky “Precious” are all featured in this stellar anthology. She also tacks on a great versions of Ash’s “Shining Light,” and the Keane’s “Pattern of My Life” at the end for good measure. Her excellent renditions of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” and Al Green’s “Take Me to the River” from Medusa, are both missing from this collection, but both would have been nice additions.

Lennox is one of the great artists of our time and this collection will help you remember that fact, in case you forgot.

Why?

Walking On Broken Glass

No More I Love You’s

Sing

Annie Lennox Official Website

You can stream the entire album at Spinner (as long as it’s available)

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