A worthwhile and deeply impressive retrospective.
Lisa Haines 2004
With coals already on the fire for her fourth studio album, Beverley Knight has taken a step back with Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight to review her body of work from the past decade.
Comprised of 11 top 40 hits, the record is a worthwhile and deeply impressive retrospective. Fans of Knight's impeccable soul-gospel vocals will note the remarkable variety of styles here, from the exuberant and impossibly catchy pop of "Keep This Fire Burning", a standout track, to the smooth soul of "Gold" and rock-posturing of "Come As You Are", the biggest top 10 hit from her last album.
The album also includes club hit "Flavour Of The Old Skool", billed here as "Flava", the single which marked Knight's debut onto the UK urban scene in 1995. Since then she's proved hard to pigeonhole, but we can safely expect more great things to come.