Some records you buy to dance to. Some to listen to for pleasure. Some because they're exciting. I don't think anyone would buy Opel for those reasons. The reason for buying it is simply to understand, or at least try to understand, the creative genius of Syd Barrett. So it's really for the dedicated fan, who already knows the other material. If you don't have any other solo Barrett material, this isn't the one to start with. Either get the box set, which includes this CD, or buy this one last. But, if you're in any way serious about his music and lyrics, this is a 'must'. It would take me far too long to explain exactly whay it's so good, and many books have already been written on Syd. But put it like this. If a new work by William Blake was uncovered, wouldn't people rush to get it? Of course! Or an alternative version of 'The Tyger'? Why certainly! That's your answer. Oh, by the way, the title track is great.