Lennox has always had a dark side, an emotional depth underlying the haunting melodies layered into “Why” and the raw expressions of pure vocal energy penetrating “Walking on Broken Glass.” She is also a humanitarian. “Sing” is part of her efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The album is in many ways a testament to her ability to jump genres, albeit with mixed results on some later work.
New here are “Pattern of My Life” a cover of a Keane song that doesn’t quite do the original justice, and a sparkling remake of the Ash hit “Shining Light.”
Lennox may always be best remembered for the sweet dreams she conjured, but this album serves as a reminder that her light still shines. By Jenny Na
“The Annie Lennox Collection”
Label: Sony BMG, RCA