• AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Anthology Review

by Andy Kellman

Very few groups need to be anthologized less than Tavares. That's not to say that they don't deserve to be anthologized at all; that's to say that they've been anthologized far too much, often in the form of poorly packaged budget-bin jobs. By the time this two-disc package was released through Capitol's The Right Stuff, the number of Tavares compilations was on track to double the group's number of studio albums by 2010. Despite this, Anthology finally gets it right and wipes the floor with everything that came before it. It's thorough enough to show that the group was deeper than those big hits, and it doesn't pad out the process with too much album-cut filler. You know you're in good hands when David Nathan writes the liner notes and has a hand in the set's production. This is no exception to that rule.

blue highlight denotes track pick