I was very much looking forward to this release because the product was advertised as including the 7" version of Night Train, one of my favourite records of all time. My heart sank tonight when I jumped straight to track 8, where the 7" mix should be, only to find that it's an edited LP mix, yet again. This has happened on every Visage compilation to date. I simply do not understand why it is so difficult to include the version that was actually a hit on a release. It was, after all, their 3rd biggest hit single, reaching number 12. Thank God the 12" mix at least made it on to CD on 12/80s Volume 2 a few years ago.
That disappointment aside, the artwork, although not particularly revealing, is attractive enough, and the sound isn't too bad either. It is good to get the 12" mix of Visage on CD finally, although The Damned Don't Cry isn't the 12" version as listed, instead it's the LP mix.
There's a complete overload of Fade To Grey mixes - 7" mix, Original 12" Mix, plus two new mixes. Niether can hold a candle to the original, although the Michael Gray Mix borrows quite a bit from the original tapes, thus making it very listenable. I can see why it did so well in the club charts recently.
This *should* have been the definitive Visage collection, but instead is no better or worse than Damned Don't Cry or their 80s Best Of, which is a real shame as there's not likely to be a market for another collection any time soon.