It doesn't surprise me seeing all the fine reviews of this truly great band, brought together in this timely anthology.
It would be impossible to fit all the golden melodies, as lively as the singers dance antics, onto two disks, but this really is a definative collection for the new or uninitiated to Cud and a chance to update format for all us early adopters.
The first CD is a blistering trail through many of Cud's finest moments, including the seminal Strange Kind of Love, mostoriginal cover version of Lola, the too too too funky I;ve had it with Blondes and the perfected pop funk stamp of Hey Wire.
In referenceto some of the previous reviewers, I have to agree CD 2 strays too far into the A&M near catalogue for my liking. The tracks are more produced, more overblown but saying that, are still a wicked collection of rock-pop tunes and will blast the cobwebs of mediocre playlists into obscurity.
Like most, don't miss this albumn. The band were amazing on record and as a live act. Whether they reform or not, this is an excellent chance to catch up on some pure genius that puts today's acts very much into the shadows.