This budget collection of greatest hits by soul group Imagination features 16 tracks, including "Flashback" and "In The Heat Of The Night."
This Very Best of Imagination, released in 2000 by the U.K.'s Music Club, is the best introduction to the clubby R&B group's work. Not to be confused with the 1998 release of the same title from BR, which is two-thirds the same selection-wise, this holds a slight edge over the several other Imagination anthologies with a smarter crop of inclusions. Like most of the other Imagination anthologies, this one concentrates on material from the group's first three albums, when they were at their peak both artistically and commercially. There are no glaring omissions, and all seven minutes of "So Good, So Right" are rightfully included, so this one gets the nod. ~ Andy Kellman