Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Annie Lennox Collection

After a 5-month delay, Annie Lennox has finally released her greatest hits collection, The Annie Lennox Collection. I became a massive Annie fan in high school when Diva came out. It's still one of my all-time favorite albums, particularly "Why" and "Little Bird," which are amazing songs.

Rightfully, this collection is Diva-heavy, with that album's five singles all featured, including its biggest hit "Walking on Broken Glass." She's also included her non-album cut from that period, "Love Song From a Vampire," from the film Bram Stoker's Dracula. A slight gripe--"Little Bird" appears in its album version, rather than the slightly different single mix, which would have been nice to include.

Her next three albums get two singles each, including Medusa's "No More I Love You's," Bare's "A Thousand Beautiful Things," and Songs of Mass Destruction's "Sing." Although all three of her Bare singles were #1 dance hits in the US, she includes the album versions here. New tracks include her Keane remake, "Pattern of My Life," and current single "Shining Light."

iTunes is offering up a super-duper deluxe version that includes 8 bonus tracks, including Oscar-winning "Into the West" from the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Then there's also a collection of her videos, which mostly, but not exactly, matches the included singles.


Chris said...

Will we be adding this to our collection? And by "ours" I mean "yours."

ww_adh said...

I already have all her albums, so there's really no need.