If you're an Orbie fan, then this is an item you really must have. It traces his roots and efforts 'to get known', accompanied by his backing group The Teen Kings, from as early as 1956, and its all authentic stuff, genuine mono takes not mucked about with by digitization in any form -- purely and honestly the Big O in the raw. The collection is sub-titled Volume 1, 1956-62, and after that we all know what happened to the much admired unique voice which became so respected by many more present day musicians! That period, until his timely passing, is the record company's (The Inverse label) current pipe dream dream, Volume 2, which they honestly admit to not being able to afford the money to lease the tapes from big brother Sony -- not at the moment anyway, so at least there's hope! For once, here's a Company that really knows its stuff, and you can tell that by the most informative booklet that accompanies this release. Its the most comprehensive collection of early Orbison work ever published, and my advice would be to just go ahead and buy it -- simply the bees knees and you won't regret it!