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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Summary., 16 July 2001
I would like to provide a counterpoint to an earlier review stating that this was a cynical rework. Of course its, cynical - you don't need to go any further than the "greatest hits" subtitle to know that - and that's what the CD contains - The Hits, not unfortunately, the rather more inaccessible stuff they did prior to that. As a fan of their more successfull early to mid 1980's work and the "once upon a time" album as well as "Glittering prize" (probably my favourite) I believe this compilation does a fair job or representing the band in terms of their main commercial success. It's a good summary of the band - and great to listen to - I even motivated me to dig out some of the original 12" singles I have.
This business of slagging off work for being cynical or "not as good as their early stuff" is surely just denial. The album is good, and if like me, the majority of your SImple Minds collection is still languishing on tape or records that you no longer use, then this is a good re-introduction of the band - but of course, it only scratches the surface.