This collection was issued originally in 1992, at a very expensive £45.00. This is exactly the same collection but at a much cheaper price and is well worth a look by any Fleetwood Mac Fan.
The set steers very firmly to the Buckingham Nicks period of Fleetwood mac, with only the 4th Disc going back to the Bob Welch and Peter Green years. The set has four exclusive tracks two live tracks "Standback" and "Not that funny" which are not available on any other set. Paper doll is defiantly from the Behind the Mask period,as is Heart of stone both written by Nick's and Rick Vito, as Nicks had left the band by this point due to Mick Fleetwood not allowing her to use Silver springs on her own Greatest hits Time and Space.
Silver Springs which was the B side to Go your own way, and was originally to be included on Rumours, is included and at the time was the only place you could find it on CD. Make me a mask a Buckingham song has all the trade marks of being a solo song knocked up in his own studio and dates back to the Mirage period. Love Shines which was issued as a single, a McVie song is a typical Mac friendly song.
The set dose not run in order which is a bit of a pain, but not dreadful, the first three discs bounce all over the place taking in tracks from Fleetwood Mac too Behind the mask. Only two tracks from Rhumours don't make the set "I don't want to know" and "Oh Daddy" but the rest are included, perhaps in hindsight too many tracks, belittling the original album.
The Forth disc includes the Bob Welch period and has highlights, with some very nice McVie songs, Come a little bit closer and heroes are hard to find and they are just great to hear again and always seem to be overlooked.
A few of the tracks have alternative versions or longer takes, Gypsy is the rarely heard long version which was used for the video, "Isn't it midnight Is the version before Buckingham added his guitar parts, a few tracks are different mixes like the the chain, second hand news, Angel and a very nice different take of "Beautiful child" to name a few. Tusk is a very different version to the LP version.
For value for money this is an excellent reissue, and the negatives are completely out weighed by the positives, the booklet is nice collection of pictures but very little information on the tracks. Each band member from the Rumours period writes a few lines about Fleetwood Mac.It was remastered in 1992, by the looks of it it is the same re-master which was still pretty good.