To get these five over 40 years plus old albums altogether in one set at the Amazon bargain price is for any Drifters fan a dream come true. The albums come as issued in original covers and sleeve notes, the sound is perfect and one suspects recordings this old are unlikely to see much benefit from remastering and as a career covering the 50s and 60s periods, the set is perfect.
While comments have been made about missing tracks, the lack of booklet notes and one LP "Up on the roof" missing from the set, the preference of fans who have grown up with the original LPs on vinyl is like myself I am sure to keep to the original running orders and not mess with history. True this leads to short running times but at this price is fully acceptable I feel and also explains why no extra booklet is easily justified. The missing LP point is a bit of a curate's egg since a number of the tracks on that LP are on other LPs here notably "Save the last dance for me", so would inevitably lead to several repetitions with little overall benefit. Indeed "Up on the roof" has been included on a separate pairing (with "Under the boardwalk") for the Drifters fan who is a completist (refer my separate review on that item).
Sadly it seems this is likely to be one of the jewels in this set of box set releases from WEA from other comments made and by looking at what has been released.