Although the title suggets otherwise, this is not a compilation CD. It's the third album from the band, with new material and recorded live. The title refers to the fact that much of the songs are older, as you can check out by buying their compilation of early material 'Preserves/uncanned'. These are the strawbs at their transition from a folk band to folk rock, and this cd should please fans of this style. Indeed, this is the one of the two records the band made with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and the only one that features a composition of his, that is, for me, maybe his best. Strawbs and David Cousins'fans shouldn't miss his epic 'The antiques suite', as well as rare bonus tracks like 'Forever'