Highly anticipated, here we are offered the ninth installment in the best CD compilation series on early American rock and roll ever produced. As in the others in the series, there are a few top-10 tunes here but the majority are less well known, lower charting songs including some seldom, if ever, found on CD. Included among the rarities are "A Wonderful Dream" (Majors), "Queen of My Heart" (Rene and Ray) and "Shortin' Bread" (Paul Chaplain).
As has come to be expected, Ace has produced these tracks from the best sources available and their efforts are evident in the overall sound quality. Of the massive 30 total tracks, 6,8,9,24 and 30 are in true stereo with the remainder in mono. The liner notes consist of a 28-page booklet with background notes on each track on the CD and many pictures of the artists and associated promotional material.
Reinforcing their repution with this amazing new volume, we collectors and casual fans alike can relish in this latest superb entry in Ace's reissue-history making series.