As I only knew and purchased this CD for two songs by Howard Jones: 'What Is Love?' and 'Everlasting Love', I can't really say if this compilation does live up to the title 'The Platinum Collection', although judging by other reviewers - it doesn't. However, after doing my homework I found that this album does include some of his hits, including the aforementioned which were always favourites of mine.
For me, I enjoyed this collection a lot and found more great songs that I wasn't familiar with. It's brilliant pop/rock music typical of the 1980s and Howard Jones is a very talented singer and songwriter. So, this is good CD to introduce someone to Howard Jones' music. If you are looking for a definitive hits collection, you need another album. But at this price, and with a generous 18 tracks - I can't complain.