As a long time fan of the Velvets (I possess all their original albums on vinyl!, as well as all the box sets/ rarities!), I was expecting this addition to the "An introduction to.." series to be a round up of a few classics interspersed with some epic album cuts. However I am amazed to say that this is the most balanced VU compilation I have ever come across! The key to its surprise sucess is its compilers decision to ommit some, although famous, more monotonous epics such as "Herion" and "I'm waiting for the man". Some fans may cry "sacrilage"!, I found that it gave extra scope to take in all the sides of the band. The set begins with the lighthearted but infrectious "Temptation (inside your heart)", a more atypical VU song you will not find! This track comes from the postumous CD of outtakes "VU", another nice touch by the compiler, not just restricting his choice to the first three albums. The Band fourth and final album "Loaded" was recorded for another label, however its two most famous songs are featured in blistering live form (from the 2 volume CD "Live 69, volume 1-2"). Alltold, an excellant introduction to an incredible legendary band. If you love rock n roll, you will love "Rock n roll"!!