|1. Black Velvet|
|2. Break The Silence|
|3. Everybody's Breaking Up|
|4. Love Is|
|5. Song Instead Of A Kiss|
|6. Sonny Say You Will|
|7. Bad 4 You|
|8. Our World, Our Times|
|9. Long, Long Time|
|10. Family Secret|
|11. Lover Of Mine|
|12. Still Got This Thing|
If pressed for my choice of Alannah Myles' essential titles for a Best OF collection, here are my picks.
From 'Allanah Myles'--Black Velvet (of course!!), Love Is, Still Got This Thing, and Lover of Mine.
From 'Rockinghorse'--Tumbleweed (exxccellent road trip song!), The Last Time I Saw William, Love in the Big Town, and Rockinghorse.
From 'Allannah'--Keeper of My Heart (Gonna play that at my wedding reception), Blow Wind Blow, and Irish Rain.
From 'Arival'--Bad 4 You, What Am I Gonna Do With You?, and one of the best unrequited love songs ever-Yellow Rose.
I was hooked the second I first heard 'Black Velvet' on the radio lo these may years ago. The quality of her work deserves, and I say demands, more airplay than just 'Black Velvet'. I genuinely hope more great music is made by a truly talented woman.
Either this release on Amazon is an old one, Amazon made a mistake or I got a special version, because this version only have 12 songs, while the one I own have 15 songs. Its the same cover, same name, its the same cd, but different versions. Could be different releases in US and Europe.
The songs lacking on this release is: "Great Divide", "What are we waiting for" and "You love who you love". I`ll mark them with a (*).
I choose to review the version I got, since it contains all the songs on this, plus the 3 above.
It was no surprise that "Black Velvet" is numero uno on the record, but hey, its her best!
Two medicore songs follow, "Breaking the Silence" and the directly bad "Everybody`s breaking up".
"Love is" is a catchy song which sounds both fresh and rocky. Great!
Then one of the sweet ballads comes, "Song instead of a Kiss", this is one of her best ballads, and you will be surprised of what you missed when you hear this. I dont know what to compare it too, it sounds so typical her, yet alike someone else. Wonderful song....which makes way to an even better song,
"Sonny Say you will" This could have been a Cher song, and it does really have that haunting feeling, a wonderful beat, just crank up the volume and float on the bass.
"Our World Our time" is a fast, upbeat and moody rocker. I love the chorus, perfect driving music.
"Long, Long time" is a sweet ballad, is sounds sad.