Chances are, if you're not already acquainted with Syd, you're not thinking of buying this box set. If you haven't heard any of his stuff, and you're thinking of getting hold of something based on his work with Pink Floyd, perhaps you should see if you can listen to some of his solo work first. Don't just dive in. Syd's music is challenging, and it's not for those who enjoy technically flawless renditions of their favourite songs. What these albums offer above all else is honesty, Barrett lays his soul bare for the listener, offering a brief glimpse inside his acid warped mind. There's a beauty in his melancholy psychedelia that all the expertise and studio production in the world can't touch. But it's not for everyone.
If, on the other hand, you are a fan, then what you're getting here is his two solo albums and the "Opel" rarities album. The box set itself is probably nothing to write home about, it's just a big cardboard box with the CDs inside, and I was a little concerned when I first opened it to discover that the albums didn't appear to have their original cover art. As it turned out, though, you can invert the inlay card for the original cover. The artwork on the box is uninspiring to say the least. Also contained is a long, thin booklet with some blurb about Syd and some pictures, which is nice enough.
Buy it for the albums if you don't own them and you want to, they're easily worth the price, but that's all this box set is, it's just the three albums together in a box, don't expect much else of any note.