- Released: May 13, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Rhino
Record Collector (magazine) - p.863 stars out of 5
-- "The biggest successes are mostly when Jools vamps along with veteran names, although upstarts such as KT Turnstall more than hold their own."
- 1.Tuxedo Junction
- 2.Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?
- 3.Out of This World
- 4.Snowflake Boogie
- 5.In the Dark
- 6.Horse To the Water
- 7.To Love a Child
- 8.Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
- 9.First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- 10.Seventh Son
- 11.Just To Be Home With You
- 12.Darkness on the Face of the Earth
- 13.The Return of the Blues Cowboy
- 14.I Put a Spell On You
- 15.Rock Me
- 16.Georgia On My Mind
- 18.Valentine Moon
- 19.Oranges and Lemons Again
- 21.If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Personnel: Jools Holland (vocals, piano); Louise Claire Marshall, Ruby Turner (vocals); Derek Nash, Lisa Grahame, Phil Veacock (saxophone); Nick Lunt (baritone saxophone); Chris Storr, Jason McDermid (trumpet); Roger Goslyn, Rico Rodriguez, Fayyaz Virji, Winston Rollins (trombone); Christopher Holland (keyboards); Gilson Lavis (drums).
Audio Mixer: Laurie Latham.
Audio Remixer: Laurie Latham.
Recording information: Helicon Mountain In The Pyramid Room (10/02/2001-09/08/2007); Metropolis Studios (10/02/2001-09/08/2007); Sear Sound, NY (10/02/2001-09/08/2007); The Pyramid Room, Helicon Mountain (10/02/2001-09/08/2007).
Photographers: D. Harrison; Christabel Holland; Lawrence Impey; Laurie Latham.
As the host of the BBC's long-running music performance series LATER, former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland regularly shares the stage with stars from many musical genres. On the long-expected duet album BEST OF FRIENDS, Holland gets to work with such outstanding performers as Lulu, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Edwin Starr, Norah Jones, George Harrison, Stereophonics, Sting, Shane McGowan (Pogues), KT Tunstall, Joe Strummer, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), the Blind Boys of Alabama, India.Arie, Tom Jones, Sam Brown, Eric Clapton, Bono, and others.