No offence to any of the other splendid compilations that focus on the mainly West African but frankly, fairly obscure and with limited reach or influence, music from late-60s onwards, but this is the real deal. Franco may still be a comparatively undervalued artist outside Africa, and in that sense 'seem' obscure, but inside Africa? He was the boss, there's no doubt about it. This album, covering the last decade of his life, comes with a booklet containing some great photos and really passionate and informed text. But best of all is the music. Don't give a damn about fashion, but care about music? This is for you.