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The Almighty collection arrives at the latest, voume 7 and you're in for a treat with this one! Almighty have pulled out all the stops to ensure this album is their best one yet. Well, that isn't actually very difficult, if you look at the last few!
There are twelve dancefloor friendly cuts on this album and on the second CD, a wonderful non-stop megamix which blends all the songs into one seamless mix.
Kimberley Locke's ''Band Of Gold ' is a surprisingly rousing affair with a semi decent vocal driving it. Locke has had a small amount of success on minor labels, never achieving a hit in her own right. She delivers an enthused vocal here and the song is hooky enough and a worthy cover.
Diana Ross appears as usual and her sultry 'The Boss' is given a good rubdown. Luckily her soulful vocal remains intact which adds some value and weight to the mix and it would be a fine song to warm up a night with.
Cilla Black of all people sings 'Step Inside Love ' which is alright, even if it seems a bit out of place, but the kitsch factor should please enough people. We then sidestep into Eurovision territory. Jade Ewen came top five in 2009 and we have here the Almighty Divas singing 'It's My Time .' Not a bad little cover, even if the vocals are a bit by the numbers.
The highlights arrive in the form of Erasure 'Chains Of Love' and Mica Paris' 'The Hardest Thing.' Having Bell and Clarke on here instantly makes the album more agreeable and the remix is pretty good fun too. Mica is a great performer and her latest offering is catchy and reminds us what we're missing from her.
Avoid the megamix and you'll be alright, the ones I have mentioned might be worth dipping into.