The Carrack Collection is an eight-track budget-line sampler of Paul Carrack's hits, containing not only solo recordings like "I Need You," but songs from Ace ("How Long"), Squeeze ("Tempted"), and Mike & the Mechanics ("Silent Running"), on which he sang lead. That's a nice touch, but the collection is severely flawed since it was released in 1988, just after "Don't Shed a Tear" and "One Good Reason" became his two biggest hits. Because of this, any of the '90s Carrack collections offer a better portrait of his career and are better purchases than this.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
feat: Carlene Carter
feat: Mike + the Mechanics