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The album includes previously unreleased tracks that are very similar to their older work. Ballads like "Close Your Eyes" and "Where We Belong" are presented in true clean-cut Westlife style. The unreleased remixes of some of their number one hits like "Bop Bop Baby" and the popular cover of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", which brought fame to the band early on in their career, still have the sing-along quality that won't disappoint the avid Westlife fan.
Their rendition of "Greased Lightnin'" adds some colour and shows off the band's versatility. The seven-minute "Westlife Megamix" blends the best of their ballads into a collage of sentimental songs such as "Against All Odds", "Flying Without Wings" and "I Have A Dream". It sounds like something you might hear at the end of a concert. In this case it's like the end or an era for Westlife, as they put away their bubblegum pop and branch out to adult audiences with Rat Pack covers on "Allow us to be Frank".
Two bonus tracks, Spanish versions of "I Lay My Love On You" and "When You're Looking Like That" provide something special for the Westlife fan who has everything. Don't expect to find any of their recent work; disappointingly, they included no Sinatra rehashes. But criticisms aside, this is a good album for those who enjoyed their music before they became Frank, or who want all their favourite hits on one souvenier CD.
- Ashlin SimpsonTake a listen to mainly previously unreleased tracks from the CD in the clips box. Then post your own review.
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