As a huge fan of Johnny I wanted to get as much of his catalog as possible in the best audio quality possible. Luckily much of his catalog is available in remastered CDs, but "Listen" and "I Don't Want to Be Alone, Stranger" are only available on these 2fers. There is another CD that contains both these albums called "Lone Ranger". I have yet to compare the sound of that CD with this one, but this one sounds quite good. It's clear that they went to the original master tapes instead of just a vinyl source, which I've encountered a few times.
These albums are important chapters in JGW's career. After a string of blues albums in the 60's, he reemerged in '73 with "Listen" and established a sound that would carry him to his big breakout, "Ain't That a Bitch", all the way into the early 80's with "That's What Time It Is". This decade of music is the heart of JGW's catalog, and it starts with these two albums.