There is an overwhelming consensus in the career synopses for this bibulous singer-songwriter that his talents are erratic. But there is also general agreement that his solo work was at its best in the early- to mid-1970s, when he was working for the musical company EMI's imprint Harvest Records, and also for Island Records. This 1989 single-disc release seeks to fashion a coherent compilation from the oddly-titled, multi-sectioned psychdelic folk-rock music that he created in this period. It does this in two ways. Firstly, it includes some of his most highly-regarded songs from the eight studio albums he made between 1969 and 1978, such as, 'Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes', and 'The Lady Rachel'. Secondly, it features some impressive non-album tracks, like the shelved single 'Soon Soon Soon', 1970's 'Singing A Song In The Morning', and the opener 'Butterfly Dance'. However, I was befuddled by some inclusions, like 1978's 'Ballad Of A Salesman Who Sold Himself', which really only has its Dadaist title to recommend itself. And I was also agitated by some ommissions from the 19 songs chosen, such as the charmingly droll 'Whatevershebringswesing', and the tribute to Syd Barrett 'Oh! What A Dream'. A couple of tunes, like the reggae pastiche 'Caribbean Moon', haven't aged all that well either.