While radio stations countrywide continue to flog to death his classics ‘The Midnight Hour’ and ‘Mustang Sally’, this collection does Wilson Pickett the service of promoting his other, equally fine material. Among its thirty tracks is a scorching cover of ‘Hey Jude’, a brassy funk classic in ‘Don’t Knock My Love’ and a multitude of extraordinary vocal performances, Pickett’s voice moving effortlessly from a whisper to a full throated bellow. If like me you’ve been criminally underexposed to one of the very finest Southern soul talents, start the full acquaintance here. No wonder Aretha Franklin referred to him as ‘one of the greatest soul singers of all time’.

5 Out Of 5

Reviewed By: BEN HOGWOOD