Alexander O'Neal - Greatest Hits (2004)
1CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +COVERS | August 24, 2004 | 584,92 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Virgin Records | Hotfile, Turbobit, Fileserve, Uploading
Alexander O'Neal, along with Luther Vandross, was the public face of male soul in the 1980s. This Greatest Hits compilation, produced mainly by longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis charts the hits predominantly from his first two albums and a handful of songs from subsequent releases.
The intro song, "Never Knew Love like This", with label mate Cherrelle epitomises his mid-tempo style, awash with overly slick MIDI instruments and catchy choruses. The big songs here are undoubtedly "Fake" and "Criticise" from the acclaimed second album Hearsay, slightly rougher and more macho than say, "The Lovers" but just as crammed with heartfelt sentiment and soulful tales of love.