Atlanta’s ANTHONY DAVID is riding the crest of a wave right now. His latest single – the duet with Algebra Blessett, their cover of  Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Know’ has had well over 100,000 streams in the first weeks of release  while his previous single – another duet with Ms B  and another cover, BeBe and CeCe Winans’ ‘Heaven’ is almost at #1 on the US Gospel Airplay Chart. So, what  better time for the label, Dome Records to release an Anthony David “best of” collection – and what better sub title to give it than ‘Heaven’?

The album’s a generous 16 tracker and pedants might say that it’s not quite Mr D’s “best” because, for obvious reasons, it doesn’t include music he recorded for labels like Shanachie. But what the retrospective does do is a paint a vivid portrait of a consummate singer/songwriter who possibly deserves more plaudits from the  cognoscenti.

The album contain the aforementioned ‘Need You Know’ (a really lovely song) and two mixes of ‘Heaven’ which top and tail the set. In between there’s plenty of quality contemporary soul like ‘4Evermore’ – another Algebra Blessett duet and his first ever hit, 2011’s ‘Words’ – another duet – this time with India.Arie.

Amongst other highlights are covers of Tears For Fears’ ‘Rule The World’ (a duet with his cousin Shawn stockman of Boyz II Men) and Level 42’s ‘Something About You’, the jaunty Caribbean flavoured ‘Livin It Up’ and the beautiful, warm ballad ‘Lady’ – yet another duet, this  time with Millie Jackson’s daughter Keisha.

ANTHONY DAVID’S ‘Heaven… The Best Of…’ is out now via Dome Records and if you’re interested to see how far Anthony’s come in the last decade or so, check out our 2011 interview with him @