Greatest Hits [Collectables]

by: Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton's now outdated Greatest Hits collects the bulk of her pre-MCA hits, among them the adult contemporary classics "Morning Train," "For Your Eyes Only," "Telefone," and "Almost Over You." Also included are her two sex-kitten hits, "Strut" and the Prince-penned "Sugar Walls" (credited to Alexander Nevermind). This collection is by no means all-inclusive, leaving out "You Could Have Been With Me," as well as minor hits such as "Do It for Love," "Jimmy Mack," and "So Far So Good." For an all-inclusive, pre-MCA Sheena Easton hits collection, go with 1993's The World of Sheena Easton, which collects each and every one of her chart entries from "Morning Train" to "So Far So Good" (in chronological order, no less). However, this album does include her pre-Bette Midler version of "Wind Beneath My Wings," which is not on the other collection. This brief set does manage to highlight the artist's versatility, with material ranging from adult contemporary ("When He Shines") to country ("We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers) to '80s R&B/dance ("Strut," "Sugar Walls"). Save for the inclusion of "Wind Beneath My Wings," The World of Sheena Easton proves to be an infinitely superior collection. ~ Jose F. Promis

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