The Imperials - Treasures

Thursday 1st December 1994
The Imperials - Treasures
The Imperials - Treasures

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: StarSong SSD8289
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Chris Berry

They've been around a while so that means that it's about time there was a collection of their best hits about and here it is. 12 tracks from three albums, plus a newie. Why do they all have to do that these days? Appropriately enough there are five from 'Love's Still Changing Hearts' and four from 'Stir It Up', whilst 'Big God' only has a triumvirate of entries - speaking as one who reviewed 'Big God' I'd say the planner has been more than kind here. Apart from those, which all appear at the end of the offering, this is an otherwise excellent tour-de-force of the Imperials at their vocal best. There's the up tempo harmony of "Taking Your Love For Granted" and "Stir It Up" and the showstopper of "Come Into My Life" with all the highly charged emotion that is the band's strength. Phillips, Craig And Dean may well have taken pole position in this musical territory but this is an album worth having too.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Frank in Manchester NJ @ 21:34 on Aug 19 2017

Wish I knew the Imperials lead singer for I Will Follow You and Come Into My Life. Does someone know?

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 18:50 on Sep 19 2010

I have this cd, yes it is a great compilation of songs! I'll never forget hearing "We're all Looking" play on ccm airwaves, great song!! The cd opener "Taking YOUR Love for Granted" is very much their song and also a favorite. The cd contains a bonus song, "I don't live there anymore"; great lyrics!! Yes, I agree with the writer above, great vocals are heard; strong and polished. GOD Bless! -Don

Posted by Chris Edeh in Johannesburg @ 06:09 on Jul 25 2006

This compliation has changed my life; the worship is wholesome

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