The first five albums are, and will remain, the heart of the ISBs's legacy. But if that music meant something to you, you really want this too. The songs on Be Glad are very much from the band's heyday, and are not to be missed. "Come With Me" and "Vishangro", both by Robin, are really excellent and among his best. The long instrumental piece, on the flip side of the vinyl LP, is nice in its way, but the value here is for the songs.
Liquid Acrobat was the last really good album from the ISB, while the whole band was intact. They were deep into the Scientology at this point, and it shows, but there's a lot of fine music here, too. Mike really shines on this album, offering a beautiful version of "The Tree" along with several more really great songs, including "Cosmic Boy" with Likkie on vocals. Robin is more uneven here, but there are some good songs, too, including "Here Till Here Is There" and the album-closing "Darling Belle". They have gone for the "rock band" sound on a lot of these songs, but unlike the later albums, it largely works here. This is still the ISB. Skip Robin's embarrassing Scientology references, and get this for the other songs. Much beauty and poetry and magic are here, as on the classic albums. An essential part of an ISB collection.