There seem to be a lot of so-called "classic" albums getting the deluxe two-disc treatment at the moment and this is one of the few that deserve it. The band's debut album is well-known for being a mono recording at a time (1974) when that was supposed to be a thing of the past. Yet it remains their best studio album, bettered arguably only by the live set, "Stupidity". Including a stereo mix of the album here is therefore arbitrary but inevitable. It stands up well enough and you may even prefer it if you're not familiar with the original, but it is after all the mono version that made the band successful.
Wilko Johnson wrote most of the material and clearly hit a rich vein with stripped-down rhythm beauties such as "She Does It Right". Better still though are the bonus tracks all of which are well up to standard, including a run of live recordings at the end. And then of course, there's "Route 66"...British rhythm and blues at its finest. It's almost worth buying two copies.