There are many Ravi Shankar compilation CD's out there and with his recent sad death, there will undoubtedly be many more. Most of them are rehashes of sometimes substandard material, often poorly mastered onto CD. This CD collection is very different, its quite simply the best. For a ridiculously low price you get 10 CD's which covers Ravi's classic period of the sixties and seventies. Both his serious and best Indian art music as well as collaborations with Western musicians are well covered. You get the complete versions of his LP albums "Improvisations", "In New York" "Morning Raga/Evening Raga "Live at Monterey" "Portrait of a Genius" "Music from India Series 4" and "India's Master Musician" and all the Indian music tracks of "West Meets East Volumes 1-3", plus about an hour of other various tracks, some unreleased (as far as I know). Superb value and wonderfully remastered. If you only want one Ravi Shankar collection, then get this one. You will not be disappointed !
Only one minor comment - there are two versions of the raga Marwa, supposedly recorded at different times, but in fact they are the same performance, the shorter version is simply missing the central jor section.