I missed out on these early Pulp recordings at the time, my intro to them being (yep) Intro, Island's compilation of the band's run of terrific singles for the Gift label (a short lived Warp Records subsidiary). As great as Intro is - & it's a CD I still frequently return to - this generous 2 disc round-up of their earlier material is (possibly) even better.
Pulp recorded 4 albums & a handful of singles in the decade spanning 1983 & 1992, all of which were released to barely a flicker of interest from the record buying public (me included, I'm sorry to say) at the time. In retrospect, unfairly neglected songs like "My Legendary Lighthouse", "Countdown", "Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)", "She's Dead" & "The Mark Of The Devil" are the equal of just about anything on their breakthrough LP, 1994's marvelous His 'N' Hers.
Essentially, if you're a Pulp fan who has yet to hear these pre-fame recordings, you'd be daft not to buy this thorough, cheaply priced collection, OK?