Joey Albert

Joey Albert Greatest Hits

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In 1998, Philippine independent label Dyna Products released Joey Albert Greatest Hits, a compilation of songs recorded by Joey Albert for the label. During the 1980s, she recorded for Philippine independent label OctoArts.

Joey Albert Greatest Hits is dominated by passionate, easy listening love songs. Unfortunately, the songs have a tendency to sound alike, as though made from the same mold, with little variation. For whatever reason, Albert's singing sounds less graceful here than on songs she recorded for OctoArts during the 1980s. She sounds weak and off-key on such songs as "Only a Memory," "Sa 'Yo Lamang" (For You Alone), and "How Can I Make You See," among others. She also has trouble attaining the sophistication required on the delicate "Roses in the Rain." There are several upbeat songs, including two samba-inflected numbers, "Happy" and "Mahalan, Lambingan, Bulungan" (Loving, Teasing, Whispering), on which she doesn't sound very convincing. She fares better on the ballads, "Iisa Pa Lamang" (Only One) and "Bakit Ka Nagbago" (Why Did You Change). "Just for Awhile" is a duet featuring Joey Albert and the suave voice of Philippine male singer Gino Padilla.

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