Proving that all 80s acts - no matter what differences the band members had - will eventually reform, the odds were against Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith making another Tears For Fears record together but here it is. At first glance, little has changed, with Orzabal the driving force who still dominates the singing despite Smith's clearly superior vocals. There's still the huge production values that dominated - and blighted - 'The Seeds Of Love'. Yet, taken as a whole, the songs are much stronger this time and the Beatles-inspired epic numbers like 'Who You Are', 'Ladybird' and the title track have the tunes to match the grandiose arrangements. Smith provides light relief and subtlety on the blissful 'Size Of Sorrow' but the formula works best when they sing together, making 'Closest Thing To Heaven' and 'Secret World' such lush harmonic pop anthems. Only Orzabal's 'Who Killed Tangerine' indicates lessons have not been learned; it features a pompous elongated outro that does the album few favours. Via 'Last Days On Earth', though, there's a lovely languid end to the record. Definitely a comeback record worth investigating.