First of all, a warning: the CD I was sent had a visible defect on it and needed to be returned, as the latter half of the CD was unplayable. Second, I gave it three stars just because of the quality of the material, but given all the other options, this is a useless Tull compilation.
This one is clearly meant to be a cheapo for those looking for either an introduction to, or perhaps a reminder of, some of the band's more popular repertoire from American radio playlists. But even in that limited category, it is soundly beaten by the 16-track "Essential" collection. I'd recommend the two-disc 25th Anniversary Collection if a compilation is what you are looking for.
Jethro Tull in their heyday were an energetic force to be reckoned with, as the vehicle for front man Ian Anderson's creative genius. There is an awful lot that isn't here from several extremely fruitful (and essential) periods in their sprawling catalogue, and their unique English mystique is almost entirely missing from this short set.
The live versions of "Aqualung," "Locomotive Breath" and "Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll" are from the Madison Square Garden live recording. It would seem that the target audience for this CD would probably rather have the original studio versions, so I'm a bit baffled by the choice.
That's about all that needs to be said for a package that obviously isn't intended to be a career statement.