While it may seem strange for a group to release a greatest hits album as its debut release, in their native Germany Groove Coverage have already released a number of albums, so this CD effectively compiles a selection of their best tracks. Lead single "Poison" remains the highlight of this group's oeuvre as it turns the Alice Cooper 80s Metal ballad into a high flying Trance-NRG anthem, but a close runner-up would have to the exciting "She" with its euphoric melody that playfully contrasts with the lyrics and vocal delivery.
Fans of those two tracks will then be in for a treat as similar Euro Rave-styled Hi-NRG romps dominate the album overall, and though at times tracks like "Can't Get Over You," "Million Tears," or "Runaway" start to sound almost interchangeable, fortunately Groove Coverage do tweak the formula just enough (like the plinking pianos on "Force Of Nature" or the Electro flavor added on the Radio Edit mix of "7 Years & 50 Days") to keep things interesting, as does the intermixing of a few ballads (such as the atmospheric "Home" and the gentle "Lullaby For Love") and delicate downtempo tracks like "Only Love" and "7 Years and 50 Days (Album Version)."
Other standouts would be "Remember," which is probably the most lyrically complex song on the album, marked by a gracefully building intro that masterfully releases into a lightly skittering rhythm, a gorgeous high-speed cover of the Mike Oldfield evergreen "Moonlight Shadow," and the energetic closing track "The End" which is featured in both original version and a ferociously frantic remix by Special D.
Oddly enough, though the album does include many Groove Coverage tracks that were not released as singles, one of the group's biggest hit singles "God Is A Girl" is not featured on this album. But still "Greatest Hits" is an excellent introduction to Groove Coverage for American fans of the Hi-NRG/Commercial Rave sound.