Die hard Gleeks will appreciate, welcome and immediately purchase this second anthology of recent pop and musical standards from their favourite weekly televised series.
This collection is far stronger than the first offering yet remains produced with the same upbeat level and un-offensive production values that allowed its predecessor to reach the top of the pop charts in the UK during the early part of 2010.
This volume should once again cater directly to the musical taste of the massive GLEE fan base.
Without a doubt all the vocalists on Glee are unquestionably talented and vocally impressive.
Mathew Morrison and Cory Monteith both have a pleasant male musical vocal style.
Yet it is Amber Riley and Lea Michele that remain the true standout vocalists.
Both females will without a doubt fully impact and shape the musical landscape of pop music in the very near future.
You only have to audition the impressive renditions of Streisand's "Don't Rain On My Parade" from Lea Michele as well as Amber Riley's version of "And I Am Telling You" by Jennifer Holliday and one will remain instantly in awe and inspired with both these rare vocal talents.
Both Lea and Amber own the pipes to reign as the next generation's official musical divas.
Their musical styling and vocal range is impressive, fresh and inspiring yet refined, mature and in a class that far outshines most current pop divas.
The one void within this CD is when the producers attempt to tackle and mash up pop songs and have the GLEE vocalist perform medley formats. Gleeks will surely dissagree.
In my opinion, the medley formats play fine within the context of a screenplay and storyline yet falter and border on being labelled as "Up with People musical kitsch" when heard only through the means of an audio CD format.
The most radio friendly tracks with the potential to become top 40 hits are "Don't Make Me Over", Lily Allen's "Smile" as well as Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors".
If marketed properly - "Don't make me Over" (once sung by Dione Warwick) has the strongest potential to become a surprise high school anthem during the graduation season in 2010.
Lily Allen's "Smile" could finally cross over and appeal to North American top 40 radio and the cast's version of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" may once again potentially become a top 40 hit after a 20 year absence on the pop charts.
This is a "feel good CD" that will soar onto the top of the charts and become a true testament for not having to discover new vocal talent via American Idol.
Don't Make Me Over
Smile (Lily Allen version)