Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight

Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight

by Beverley Knight

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Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight was responsible for some classy soulful singles throughout the late '90s and into the new century but she had never managed however to attain much in the way of album sales, her best effort to date being the number seven Who I Am from 2002. So the climate was ripe for a greatest-hits collection which EMI hoped would place her in a more adult-oriented market. Voice was very representative of her body of work, containing 15 tracks in total and three bonus tracks, including a version of Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing," and a live cover of Robbie Williams' career-defining hit "Angels," recorded for Radio 2 with a simple piano background and a gospel-style vocal. Of the 12 remaining tracks, every one had been a hit single from her debut back in 1995: "Flavour of the Old School," complete with its formulaic rap break, through to her then-most recent hits "Keep This Fire Burning," and a brave attempt at an R&B version of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart." Her music ranged from the ultra smooth ballads "Gold" and "Who's Gonna Save Your Soul" to the Chic-"Good Times" sampled "Made It Back," and the '70s disco influenced "Greatest Day." Although she had been hitting the charts quite regularly since 1995, albeit not that close to the top, it was with the dance track "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" in 2002 that she finally broke through to the Top Ten and the album opens with this hit. In fact, the first four tracks were her two biggest singles, including 2004's "Come as You Are," and the two most recent hits: the Joplin track and "Keep This Fire Burning."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2006
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0094635456622
catalogNumber: 3545662

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beverley Knight   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Braide   Keyboards
Guy Chambers   Acoustic Guitar,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Phil Spalding   Bass,Electric Guitar
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Katherine Shave   Viola
Oliver Kraus   Cello
Steve Walters   Bass
Mike Spencer   Keyboards
Billie Godfrey   Background Vocals
Antonia Fuchs   Violin
Nichol Thompson   Trombone
Dominic Glover   Trumpet
Bryan Chambers   Background Vocals
Louise Claire Marshall   Background Vocals
Martin Lister   Piano,Keyboards
Jimmy Hogarth   Guitar,Percussion
Rob Harris   Guitar
Derrick McIntyre   Bass
Carlos Hercules   Drums
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Braide   Producer
Guy Chambers   Arranger,Producer
Chaka Khan   Composer
Spike Drake   Producer
Paul Long   Engineer
Tony Maiden   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Tommy Uzzo   Engineer
Hawk Wolinski   Producer
Beverley Knight   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Dillon Gallagher   Programming,Engineer
Rod Gammons   Producer
Mark Birts   Composer
Jon P.   Engineer
Mike Spencer   Producer
Sheridan Tongue   Engineer
Johan Ekhé   Composer
Richard Flack   Producer,Engineer
George W. Thomas   Engineer
Derrick Martin   Producer
Pule Pheto   Composer,Producer
Per Ekdahl   String Arrangements
Derrick Joshua   Producer
Jimmy Hogarth   Producer
Bengt Walker   Producer
Mike Soul   Producer
Neville Thomas   Producer

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