One is rather obviously tempted to ask whether another SM compilation is needed, with a single CD og double CD collection already in hand. The single collection, Glittering Prize 81/92, may be enough for many, showcasing the main hits from their era when they were truly a force among the likes of Big Country and even U2. The double CD, The Best of SM, added some key tracks to the big hits but lacked yet a few ones. This 3CD collection (mostly) covers the whole ground, including their whole career, all the main hits and (most) of the lessor known single tracks.
The first CD covers their early era when they evolved from Roxy Music/Bowie wannabees towards becoming synth specialists. The last few tracks are taken from Sparkle in the Rain, when they dramatically changed from the synth sound to the more raw and bombastic Steve Lillywhite sound. CD two covers their period when their popularity reached a peak. CD 3 showcases songs after they lost their popularity but many of them are yet very good. Cry, Home and Stars Will Lead the Way are great songs that the casual SM fan gets on one disc with other very good tunes.
For the very casual fan, the other SM compilations will do. For those SM fans who are not ready to listen to their whole catalogue but want a taste of their music made outside of their realm of popularity, this compilation is an ideal choice.