Various Artists

Always a Woman

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

This two-disc, budget-priced anthology from Universal features 40 contemporary pop songs from the likes of Elton John, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Spandau Ballet, and Amy Winehouse. To quote the cover, this “collection of beautiful songs” is obviously to be taken as a love letter to the ladies, and cuts like Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield's “She’s Always a Woman” and Extreme's lovely but not very extreme “More Than Words” dutifully project that sentiment, but the inclusion of the 1972 Michael Jackson hamster ballad “Ben” just feels wrong.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ronan Keating 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
2 Take That 03:58
3 Joshua Radin 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
4 James Morrison 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
5 Extreme 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
6 Cheryl 03:30
7 Katie Melua 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
8 Boyzone 04:28 SpotifyAmazon
9 Amy Winehouse 03:05
10 Sugababes 02:45
11 The Feeling 03:28
12 Nelly Furtado 05:11 SpotifyAmazon
13 Pixie Lott 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
14 Texas 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
15 Girls Aloud 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Cardigans 03:14
17 Daisy Wood-Davis 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
18 The Beautiful South 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
19 Colbie Caillat 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
20 Duffy 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
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