It's good that this album offers some of the Kinks earliest hits (You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night) in the same package as their sophisticated late-60s songs (Victoria, Lola), but there is some important material left off this album. Only two songs apiece are here from Arthur or Lola, and only one from Face to Face. The most egregious mistake is that not one song appears from the Village Green Preservation Society, one of the best albums of the entire era. Also overlooked is Percy, which, while obscure, has some terrific songs on it (God's Children, Animals at the Zoo). For those who are unfamiliar with the Kinks, this is not the place to start. To cover this era, Rhino's 18-song Greatest Hits album, covering 1964-66 and Warner Bros' Kink Kronikles, covering 1966-71 (both available as imports) are much better. They're more expensive but certainly worth it.