I regard this as the best series of sixties compilations yet released on CD. Even with 200 tracks between four volumes, it would have been easy to continue the series. On compilations like this, I particularly look for classic tracks by artists who only had one or two big hits. Of course, most of the major names are here although you won't find Elvis, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones here due to licensing restrictions.
On this volume, I was particularly pleased to find Rescue me (Fontella Bass) as I already had many of the other tracks elsewhere, but there are so many classics here that I never tire of hearing including Flowers in the rain (Move), Waterloo sunset (Kinks), Downtown (Petula Clark), The sun ain't gonna shine any more (Walker brothers), Dock of the bay (Otis Redding), Reach out I'll be there (Four Tops), Dancing in the street (Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) and It's not unusual (Tom Jones) to name a few. Whiter shade of pale (Procol Harum) is here too, though I still haven't figured out what the song is about - not that it matters because it's classic. There are two country songs - Crazy (Patsy Cline) and Wichita lineman (Glen Campbell). I was surprised but pleased to find them here.
When I bought this upon its release, I noticed some obvious omissions but subsequent volumes dealt with many of them. Never mind, this was (and remains) a brilliant compilation in its own right.