If you're an Almighty fan, you've probably come to expect the usual sound from these guys, and their Definitive Collection 4 set is no exception. Including some updated (and not too shabby) remixes of some of the big names in the business as well as a few cover tunes thrown in for good measure, this collection is worth picking up – if the Almighty sound is something you enjoy.
Disc 1 in unmixed and features both extended mixes and radio edits as well. The Almighty vs. Disco Divas mix of Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way" is quite tasty and stays very true to the "disco sound" from back in the day, but gives it enough of an updated feel that this mix should please most. The BPM is a little on the slow side for Almighty and I found the mix more enjoyable pitched up just a bit. The new Almighty anthem mix of LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" is probably one of the 2 biggest highlights for me on this collection. Its full-blown Almighty style really works well with the song. Almighty always seems to work magic on LeAnn's tracks and this one is no exception. Great work. The other big highlight for me on this release is the Almighty remix of Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out." A beautiful re-work of a classic that still moves us today. My crowd ate this one up. Diana sounds great with the backing production of the Almighty crew.
Mary Griffin's cut "You're The Reason Why" is also included and really didn't grab me on the first listen, but after checking it out a 2nd and 3rd time, I can say it's one of my favorite tracks of the past week. Love the message, love the vocal, love the production. Definitely a hit! Mai Tai also provides a cheeky cover version of the Pointer Sisters' "Automatic" which, although a little too cheesy for my taste, is still actually quite good. There are a few other tracks & covers on this collection but none really grabbed my attention as did the tracks I have mentioned. Disc 2 is a non-stop mix of most of the tracks on Disc 1 with a few extras thrown in for good measure. Not one of the best collections out there right now, but well worth picking up if not for the exclusive mixes of Thelma, Diana, LeAnn, and Mary alone.