TEARS FOR FEARS -- Saturnine Martial & Lunatic (Mercury)

The atmospheric instrumentals that make up almost a third of this collection of B-sides are the most interesting songs here. Several of the other cuts are quite good too. The band's rare cover of David Bowie's classic "Ashes to Ashes" is included, and is sure to please the fans. Naturally with this kind of CD, there's bound to be some flops, but there are enough good tracks to make up for them.

© 1996 Steve Marshall