OK, so this is virtually identical to the 1993 Greatest Hits release, the only difference being that 'Something In The Air' is replaced by 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'. The tracks relate to the years 1976-1991 and contain some truly superb, radio friendly, instantly memorable tunes full of jangly guitars and hummable melodies. These are from times when music was played with instruments rather than keyed into a computer. It shows. The songs are a pure joy to hear. Uplifting to say the least.
So, why would you buy this instead of the other Greatest Hits? A good enough reason for me (but probably not for most people) is that it's been remastered. The original sounded pretty good but this one is punchier and fuller sounding. Probably not enough reason for most but if you don't already own a TP compilation of the MCA years then this is the one to go for. Perhaps they could've stretched to a couple more songs for this release.
The music gets an undisputed 5 stars but overall a star is knocked off for the pointlessness of this release. The 1993 edition is still in print and half the price. For most folks, the new artwork and remastering will mean nothing. Also, there's a great 2CD compilation entitled 'Anthology - Through The Years' from 2000 that contains 2CDs of MCA output, also with remastered sound.
So come on Universal, start releasing stuff that isn't already available - your archives are big enough.