- Released: August 19, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Jive
- 1.I Ran (So Far Away)
- 3.Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
- 4.Space Age Love Song
- 6.More You Live, the More You Love
- 7.Modern Love Is Automatic
- 9.Don't Ask Me
- 10.You Can Run
- 11.Heartbeat Like a Drum
- 12.Story of a Young Heart
Producers: Mike Howlett, Bill Nelson, Steve Lovell, Mike Score.
Compilation producer: Gretchen Brennison.
Recorded between 1982 & 1986. Includes liner notes by Bill Pitzonka.
This is part of BMG's Heritage Platinum & Gold Collection.
Liner Note Author: Bill Pitzonka.
Apart from improved sound, not a great deal separates Platinum & Gold Collection from the other A Flock of Seagulls anthologies. This effectively replaces the best-of released in 1987 by Jive, though one third of the track selection is different. Instead of "Transfer Affection," "Who's That Girl (She's Got It)," "(It's Not Me) Talking," and the nine-minute mix of "Space Age Love Song," this comp features "Don't Ask Me," "You Can't Run," "Heartbeat Like a Drum," and "Modern Love Is Automatic." All of the necessary singles -- "Space Age Love Song," "I Ran (So Far Away)," "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)," and "Telecommunication" -- are provided, and you don't need to go beyond that. ~ Andy Kellman