Marti Pellow Sings the Hits of Wet Wet Wet effectively replaces the group's two greatest-hits collections, End of Part One and Part One, gathering highlights from Wet Wet Wet's career such as the international hit "Love Is All Around" as well as singles like "Angel Eyes," "Sweet Little Mystery," "Temptation," and "With a Little Help from My Friends." While the band's smooth, soulful pop sound isn't exactly cutting edge, it hasn't dated much since Wet Wet Wet's late-'80s/early-'90s heyday, either. Pellow's romantic yet raspy delivery is the star attraction here, both on their biggest hits and on songs like "Goodnight Girl," "She's All on My Mind," "Julia Says," and "Hard to Cry." At 18 tracks long, Marti Pellow Sings the Hits of Wet Wet Wet might not be as comprehensive as the two Wet Wet Wet retrospectives combined, but it's still deep enough to provide a good sampling of what the group was about.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares