This band have been on quite a roll of late with each album inching them back to their former glory. The band certainly is gelling better than it has in years and it's been releasing some quality albums. Magnum never pottered around with "release an album for the sake of touring" that some older acts seem to be keen on doing. Well this release might fall into that category. The band have re-recorded 10 tracks from their post "break-up" period and re-released them for those that missed them the first time round. To call it a greatest hits record would be silly, but it is clearly meant to be a best of their recent output. The songs selected for "the treatment" are good ones and few fans will quibble with the choices made.
As you would expect with the better of this sort of release, there are a couple of new tracks to keep the reliable fans happy and buying. Neither "The Fall" nor "Do You Know Who You Are?" feels particularly out of place in the company of the material on here. That said, neither of them is anything spectacular either. But let's be honest. Magnum does not really release any material that is a stinker; they value their fans too much.
If you own the albums from which most of the tracks on here are culled, I am not sure there is enough to warrant a purchase. However, if you are a Magnum fan who has skipped the last bunch of albums you might be pleasantly surprised by the selection offered.
Well that is the selection for this week. As always keep safe and rocking in the lead up to Halloween.