As the popularity of Adele (not to mention the death of Amy Winehouse) has brought referential/reverential attention back upon the mother of all British white female soul singers, it’s entirely fitting to be greeted with a massive four-CD + three-DVD (region 0) box set from the former Mary O’Brien.
Disc one has all the hits, while disc two as the rarities, some of which coming to CD for the first time. The third audio disc is BBC sessions, and the fourth gathers quite a number of show tunes. The DVDs are a treasure trove of television appearances, rare footage and other visual extras. Two hardback books and four photo prints are also along for the ride in a deliciously pink box.
This is the box longtime fans have been waiting for, and one that’s arranged to appeal to newcomers as well.
“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” via YouTube