One in a Million: The Best of Sanchez

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Sanchez is Jamaica's heartthrob and one of the island's most consistent recording artists, but he remains a nonentity in the States. This best-of compilation offers a big dose of what non-Sanchez fans have been missing. "One in a Million" is a melodic, midtempo number that sounds like a hit from the first note, Sanchez's honeyed but strident voice rings every drop of emotion from the lyrics, like he does with everything he sings. "Where I Lay My Hat (Is My Home)" not only tops Marvin Gaye's original, but the Temptations' featuring Paul Williams on lead as well. And he doesn't disappoint on reggae remakes of "Soon as I Get Home," "Wildflower," and "Brown Eye Girl" either. He begs harder than Keith Sweat on the pleading "Give It a Chance," and tenderly offers his heart on "Here I Am." The 19 selections never get boring because of Sanchez's unique delivery and God-given vocal skills.

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