Universal's budget-priced Silver Spectrum Collection features ten cuts from Tears for Fears, most of which are deep album cuts. Casual fans will recognize "Shout," "Mad World," and maybe "Ideas for Opiates," but the addition of songs like "Brian Wilson Said" from 1993's Elemental, along with a whole bunch of tracks ripped from the band's 1996 B-sides collection, Saturnine Martial & Lunatic, won't convert anybody who missed the train the first time around. Fans looking for a better overview of the group should pick up 2006's excellent two-disc Gold compilation instead.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger