The Very Best of Leo Sayer [Rhino]

by: Leo Sayer

The Very Best of Leo Sayer? It may seem like Rhino has tread this ground before, and in a way they have. In 1996, they offered an exhaustive double-disc compilation called The Show Must Go On -- a fine set, but one that was only useful for true fans, since it was simply too large for anyone who just wanted the hits. That's where The Very Best of Leo Sayer comes in. This single-disc collection has all of his ten charting singles -- including "Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)," "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You," and "More Than I Can Say" -- plus six enjoyable album tracks. Essentially, it's simply a truncated version of The Show Must Go On (even the liner notes are an edited version of what appeared on the double-disc set), but for most casual fans, that makes it preferable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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