- Supposedly remastered from original tape, this is a repackaging of A Flock of Seagulls songs from BMG's collection (of all AFOS material prior to 1989).
- A nice selection of rarely-seen photos from the 1981 -- 1983 era are included in the fold-out liner notes, although we also once again get the picture that ran on the cover of the “Essential New Wave” compilation (taken during the “Wishing” video shoot).
- Bill Pitzonka contributes an essay packed with observations only an attentive fan would make. Although he doesn’t blow the group’s success out of proprtion, he clearly respects AFOS and did his research.
- “I Ran” is the version featured on the UK pressing of the first album, complete with the atmospheric intro.
- This is the only compilation to actually include the song “The Story of a Young Heart.” The “Best of” and “Wishing” discs claim to have the track, but really feature the remix of “The More You Live, the More You Love.”
- By getting this disc, plus “Essential New Wave,” “Wishing” and “20 Classics of the ‘80s,” it’s possible to reconstruct most of the “Story of a Young Heart” album on CD with the exception of track 9, “Suicide Day,” which has never been reissued.
- Paul is given a co-writing credit for “Heartbeat Like a Drum,” even though he did not perform on it.
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