Given a rather patchy collection of albums, Pete Wylie's The Mighty Wah (and their multiple name changes) are more ripe than most for cherry-picking on to a compilation. Having said that two near-80 minute CDs seems a little extreme. Beginning in the advent of post-punk, on early singles 'Better Scream' and 'Seven Minutes To Midnight', Wylie approached the intensity and urgency of The Jam and the attendant B-sides are also worth a listen. 'Forget The Down' signalled, rather worryingly, a new synth-driven direction which led to longer, more anthemic material. Much of the best is picked out here with 'Story Of The Blues (Pt 1)' and 'Hope (I Wish You'd Believe Me)' remaining powerful, uplifting singles. Not the most commercially successful artist, 'Sinful' from 1986 has been his only hit since but this too is an endearing track. Much of the second CD is made up of his over-earnest, breast-beating work which, despite plenty of self-indulgence, occasionally produced a great epic such as 'The Kerry Baby'. It is, however, the wonderful 'Heart As Big As Liverpool' which could be his epitaph because, despite his flaws, no one could deny his sincerity and pride.