Zero 7's studio album "Simple Things", in my humble opinion, is almost perfect and if I am in the right mood, it is probably amongst the best ever recorded. Consequently, like many others, I am aching for more. This compilation has been touted as an indication of the roots of "Simple Things" and in many ways you can see that as you listen to it. But do not expect "Simple Things" or even a diluted version of it. There is a vast array of musical types here, from Bossa Nova/Latin, Dub, Philly soul, hip-hop and downbeat accoustic/folky leanings. It is a very cool selection and worthy of a listen, but only if you have very broad musical tastes. I like it very much, but i listen to everything from Patsy Cline to Sibelius to Dr. Dre to Air to Turin Brakes. Not for your average CD buyer.