i love the association, and i know "now sounds" have the best of intentions, and the packaging and liner notes with comments by the band themselves and friends can't be faulted, the only trouble is the compilation itself is largely irrelevent. the problem is all the songs are available elsewhere and the band's greatest songs are not confined to their single releases. of course, all the big hits are great but you won't find "come on in" or "barefoot gentlemen" here. the fold-down mono mixes are pointless because the association sound better in stereo and believe me i can be as big a mono-snob as anybody when the music really does sound better. i'm not saying you shouldn't buy this, but as an owner of most of their LPs it adds nothing to my collection..