The first CD is Robert's selection of the hughlights of his solo albums and it seems he prefers the later ones as only Big Log appears from the first three, which is a shame as there were other quality songs on those LPs. There is also The Honetdrippers' Sea of Love which may have been Robert's biggest post Zep hit. CD1 leans heavily on Now and Zen, Fate of Nations and Dreamland the latter two being Robert's best solo albums. There is one previously unissued song Upside Down but the first CD, while having some great music, doesn't grab you as much as the second.
The second Cd is a collection of rare recordings from Robert's pre Led Zeppelin career with bands such as Listen and Band of Joy as well as Alexis Koerner. These are interseting in that apart from the blues he sings with Koerner's band these songs are probably more akin to what he was trying to do with Priory of Brionand Strange Sensation. The remainder of the CD is made up of B sides and rare or previously unreleased collaborations. These songs show the breadth of Robert's musical interests, including some covers of songs from his favourite late sixties psychadelic period. His vocal over Jools Holland's piano on "Let the Boogie Woogie Roll" is as reminiscent of The Honeydrippers. The CD ends with a live version of Win My Train Fare Home from the Festival in the Desert and this proves a great way to close.
Additional material comes in the form of the videios for darkness Darkness and Calling to You, and a little booklet full of photographs and liner notes written by the man himself. Ultimately this collection, especially CD2, shows that Robert Plant may have done his best work in Led Zeppelin but what followed was worthwhile. I look forward to his next studio album.