I think all of the people who are tearing this collection apart are missing the point, if you really think it is missing that much and it doesn't have all of your favorite songs, wtf are you reviewing this for? Quit your bitching and go buy the 'Catch The Rainbow' two-disc set. This is a low price collection, a good one, for people who just want a sample of Rainbow.
20th Century Masters has released a whole slew of CDs just like this for many differant groups, true, some are better then others but they all TRY to represent the best material for the artist as much as they can for a single low-price CD (these things can be found for under 8 bucks in most department stores). Rainbow has a couple of 'Best Of' albums out now, this being the cheapest (in price of course), it's only got 11 tracks but they are all exellent choices. They were kind enough to include the live version of "Mistreated" and one of the most underrated Rainbow songs ever, "Rainbow Eyes". You get all the standard hits that Rainbow is known for, "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Stargazer", "Kill The King", "Since You Been Gone" and the MTV favorite "Stone Cold". It is simply a collection of their hit singles and nothing else, if you are looking for an in-depth retrospective or some devinative collection of the bands material, look elsewhere. I do agree that there are a couple songs they could of put here, where is "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll", "Spotlight Kid" or "All Night Long"?, but it still is a good collection despite that. I wish they could of gave the Graham Bonnett-era a little more attention (two songs instead of one) seeing as Dio gets 6 songs and Joe Lynn Turner gets 4, they could of squeezed "Eyes Of The World" or "Lost In Hollywood" on this thing if they wanted, considering that CDs can hold up to 80 minutes of non compressed data on them, but what are you going to do?
It is a good buy if you are just discovering Rainbow's music and don't want to shell out cash for all of their studio albums or 'Catch The Rainbow'(which is like 30 bucks). This thing is a steal considering the qaulity of music your getting, i saw it for $7.50 in a Wal-Mart cut-out bin in the music department, it was either this thing or 'Three Dog Night'.