A solid CD featuring many of Rita Coolidge
's most stirring performances. Casual fans with a limited knowledge of Coolidge
's discography won't quibble with these selections, consisting mainly of close-to-definitive remakes of familiar rock/soul classics. She dazzles on Jackie Wilson
's "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher," the Bee Gees
' "Words," Boz Scaggs
' "Slow Dancer," the Sweet Inspirations
' "Sweet Inspiration," a hot rendition of the Falcons' "Your So Fine," and others, like "All Time High" from the movie Octopussy. Some worthy tracks didn't make the cut, which will irk long-standing fans, but Collection
will please most.