For those who are new to Bond, this 'best of' collection is a great start. It covers all three of their albums plus three new tracks, so there's even something for the dedicated fan as well.
However, for those who already have the original albums this maybe isn't such a must-have buy. The choice of tracks is certainly telling: four tracks from the first album, three from the second, and only two from the last, giving a decided slant towards their earlier work. For me this reflects the fact that their last album lacked some of their usual lustre, literally fulfilling the idea that this is a 'best of' album. This rather partial selection of tracks also means that the album seems a bit scanty, being only 42 minutes long. This is really cutting it a bit fine in terms of value for money, and it would have probably been better if they had released this collection after another album so that it would have been more comprehensive.
As it is, the chosen tracks are still very good, and the new tracks are well worth a listen, especially 'Caravan' and 'Sugarplum'. Buy it for a taster of Bond's talents or if you want some of their best bits all on one disc without the hassle of making your own compilation.