The producers of this CD are in serious breach of the Trade Descriptions Act.
Any serious brass banders will probably be warned off this product by the picture of a trumpet on the cover, before they even get to the track list full of recycled, years-old 'easy listening' arrangements or the fact that the only 2 bands featured, are not at the top of the list of the world's best bands.
The real concern is that non-brass banders could be buying this believing the title and then being misled into thinking that this really is the best the brass band world has to offer and this is the only sort of music we're capable of playing. Or that we play trumpets.
If you really want to hear the best of bands, then please buy a recent release from one of the truly best bands (currently the top 5 in the world rankings are Cory, Black Dyke, Fodens, Brighouse & Rastrick and Tredegar, or a CD from a recent 'Brass in Concert' or European Brass Band Championship. Whatever you do, please don't think this is the best we have to offer!