(2010) Pure... Divas

Various Artists

... read moreFeaturing 68 tracks spread across four discs, Pure…Divas isn't centered around a particular era or genre, as it traverses several decades and hops across folk, soul, rock, adult contemporary, pop, country, and contemporary R&B. It also plays a little loose with the definition of diva; most of these...

04:13′:22″ 68 Songs

Disk 1

1
Beautiful
Various Artists
3:58
2
Fallin'
Various Artists
3:28
3
I Don't Believe You
Various Artists
4:35
4
Un-Break My Heart (Classic Radio Mix)
Various Artists
4:27
5
Born To Try (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:51
6
All Woman
Various Artists
4:47
7
That Ole Devil Called Love
Various Artists
3:04
8
Fever
Various Artists
3:38
9
New York (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:38
10
The Power Of Love
Various Artists
4:30
11
Lady Marmalade
Various Artists
3:57
12
Got To Be Real
Various Artists
3:43
13
1 Thing (Radio Edit)
Various Artists
4:02
14
Waterfalls (No Rap Radio Edit)
Various Artists
3:32
15
Slow Hand
Various Artists
3:54
16
Groupie (Superstar)
Various Artists
2:49
17
Respect
Various Artists
2:25

Disk 2

1
One Moment In Time (Remastered)
Various Artists
4:44
2
Hallelujah
Various Artists
3:38
3
Smoke
Various Artists
4:37
4
Wild Horses
Various Artists
3:58
5
Concrete Angel
Various Artists
4:12
6
See The Day
Various Artists
4:20
7
Cry Me A River
Various Artists
5:05
8
Free (Single Version)
Various Artists
2:50
9
I Love To Love
Various Artists
3:04
10
Baby Don't Change Your Mind
Various Artists
3:01
11
I Will Always Love You
Various Artists
2:54
12
Love Song
Various Artists
3:40
13
Bette Davis Eyes
Various Artists
2:45
14
Perfect
Various Artists
3:38
15
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Various Artists
3:15
16
Let's Fall In Love
Various Artists
1:57
17
Ain't Got No - I Got Life (From The Musical Production "Hair") (Alternate Version)
Various Artists
3:15

Disk 3

1
Whenever, Wherever
Various Artists
3:16
2
Love Song
Various Artists
4:19
3
Finding My Own Way
Various Artists
3:04
4
Don't Wanna Lose You
Various Artists
4:10
5
Holding Out For A Hero
Various Artists
4:29
6
It's Raining Men
Various Artists
3:31
7
You Gotta Be
Various Artists
4:06
8
Proud
Various Artists
3:54
9
Love You That Much
Various Artists
4:01
10
This Is It
Various Artists
3:28
11
Take Five (Single Version)
Various Artists
2:16
12
Down By The Riverside
Various Artists
2:16
13
I Want To Be Evil (Remastered 2001)
Various Artists
3:29
14
Half As Much
Various Artists
2:45
15
Move Over Darling
Various Artists
2:34
16
The Nearness Of You
Various Artists
3:20
17
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Various Artists
2:59

Disk 4

1
Thank You
Various Artists
3:37
2
I Try
Various Artists
3:59
3
Stole
Various Artists
4:08
4
Sick And Tired
Various Artists
3:30
5
Love & Tears (Album Version)
Various Artists
4:18
6
Chains
Various Artists
4:22
7
Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Various Artists
5:23
8
True Colors
Various Artists
3:46
9
Angel (Radio Mix)
Various Artists
3:59
10
Long Distance
Various Artists
3:51
11
Toy Soldiers
Various Artists
4:19
12
Heartbreaker
Various Artists
4:17
13
Love Come Down
Various Artists
3:36
14
Love Will Lead You Back
Various Artists
4:38
15
Shot Through The Heart
Various Artists
4:15
16
I'll Be Your Friend
Various Artists
3:57
17
Piece Of My Heart
Various Artists
4:19
Released 13 December 2010, ℗ 2010 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

Featuring 68 tracks spread across four discs, Pure…Divas isn't centered around a particular era or genre, as it traverses several decades and hops across folk, soul, rock, adult contemporary, pop, country, and contemporary R&B. It also plays a little loose with the definition of diva; most of these artists are not in the same class as, say, Billie Holiday or Gladys Knight. Regardless, there's a wide range of enduring songs, including Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," Eartha Kitt's "I Want to Be Evil," Evelyn King's "Love Come Down," and Deniece Williams' "Free." When Sony released this in the U.K., it retailed for roughly the price of a single-disc midline compilation. ~ Andy Kellman