Album: Beverley Knight, Soul UK (Hurricane Records)

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Wolverhampton's finest revisits some favourite home-grown soul from her youth, making a strong case for her argument that this genre always gets overlooked when the media gets nostalgic about the 1980s and 1990s.

Our Bev wraps her powerhouse chops around the likes of Omar, Roachford and Junior, but the high point is saved until last. Somehow, she makes George Michael's leaden "One More Try" sound as timeless as Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross".