Living Blues - 3-4/02, p.82
"...Davis' pleading delivery was put to superior use on his early hits...Producer Willie Henderson and the Dakar house band always provided precisely the right backdrop for Davis..."
Includes liner notes by Robert Pruter.
Digitally remastered by Ivan Joseph Goldberg (Miracle Mastering Studios, New York, New York).
Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.
Tyrone Davis seems to have more than his share of hits compilations, both domestic through Brunswick and imported courtesy of Diablo, but the rejuvenated 20 Greatest Hits earns the recommendation because of its digital remastering job. Davis' gritty yearning and the stylish, brassy productions of Brunswick's Willie Henderson and Carl Davis sound better than ever on his biggest and best hits, "Can I Change My Mind" (quickly followed by the nearly identical "Is It Something You've Got") and "Turn the Back Hands of Time." Though 20 Greatest Hits doesn't feature as expansive a track listing as Diablo's Turning Back the Hands of Time, the crisp sound and detailed liner notes make it an easy first pick for fans of Davis' expressive uptown sound. ~ John Bush