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4 stars This is supposed to be a "Best Of" album, but in fact contains many tracks from the Payne era, two unrealeased tracks and five re-recorded tracks from the Wetton era.

I'd say for the Payne era they almost picked up the best tracks they recorded during that period - only "Reality" from the Archiva unreleased tapes can be considered as a weak choice. The re-recorded versions of the archhits "Only Time Will Tell", "Don't Cry", "The Heat Goes On" and "Heat Of The Moment" are not the best parts on this compilation (not mentioning the insipid "Go") as John Payne's voice doesn't seem to fit well for those songs - better get the originals. I would tend to say the best songs on this albums are the two previously unreleased songs "The Hunter" and "Different Worlds".

Rating: 84/100

zaxx | 4/5 |


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