If, like me, you consider names like Gilles Peterson or Charlie Gillett a stamp of quality, you won't go far wrong with this, a tasty balance between traditional musicianship on Disc 1 for those who have all the BVSC material, and the contemporary. For those of us not lucky enough to have visited Cuba, this is a window on what is happening now. It's clearly not all an island-wide post-communist salsa class smelling of cigar smoke. So Disc 2 may tempt you to save for a ticket. On a lower budget, maybe this and a cocktail kit, munchies and some friends will be a fun and funky replication. The sun you have to imagine! It beats me why no label has asked Andy Kershaw to put his name to a compilation. It's co-produced by Roberto Fonseca, great and informative packaging, wide range of styles, clearly representing the best of the new Cuban wave. You may find yourself preferring one disc to the other, but they're both great.