See the Writing on the Wall is the only still-in-print compilation of Hazel O'Connor's recordings for Albion Records. With the exception of a remixed version of "Writing on the Wall," none of the hits from O'Connor's best known work, the flawed, but nonetheless stunning, Breaking Glass, appear. Even so, this compilation provides an adequate representation of O'Connor's early works. Selecting the best performances from her two Albion-released albums, plus a host of B-sides and alternate versions to entice fans, this album shows how compelling an artist O'Connor can be. Though missing such hits as "Will You" and "Eighth Day," this CD would be an acceptable introduction to O'Connor's new wave period. The only real flaw is the poor packaging and liner notes.