Four Jacks and a Jill

The Very Best of Four Jacks and a Jill, Vol. 2

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For those who didn't get enough of Four Jacks and a Jill the first time around, Polygram South Africa presents 28 more recordings from one of that country's most internationally successful acts. As with the first volume, the tracks span the group's career but are not presented chronologically, which makes for a chaotic listening experience. All of the essential recordings are on the first volume, but volume two has a few worthy moments, including an enjoyable but unnecessary replica of Miriam Makeba's "Phata Phata." For fans of the hit "Master Jack" (on volume one), the best tracks here will be others from that period, such as "Three Little Bears." A single-disc collection restricted to their '60s folk-pop recordings would offer a preferable view of Four Jacks and a Jill, since these two-volume import CDs offer more quantity than quality.