This really is not as bad as some critics and fans are saying it is. The only songs on this cd I personally don't think work well as covers are You've Lost that Lovin Feelin and Can't Help Falling in Love. Then again I don't care for the originals either, they are too sappy and sentimental for me. The remainder I like and think Erasure have done a fine job covering material both familiar and unfamiliar. Solsbury Hill I really like, as well as Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime. The soul remakes When Will I see You Again and Walking in the Rain are quite good. I think my favorites are Ebb Tide, which is given a nice dance beat and pulsing sequencer sounds, and Goodnight, a moving ballad. The remixes I have heard, particularly Make Me Smile ( Come up and See Me) are slamming dance floor booty shakers. ( Did I just write that? That sounds stupid. But it's true ) Some covers collections I have heard in the past only make me want to hear the original versions. Simple Minds' covers cd from a few years ago is the first that comes to mind. But Erasure manage for the most part to trancend the orignals and make them sound like, well, Erasure. And that, to me, makes this a worthwhile purchase.