A generous grab bag of tremendous material.
And AT LAST, the release of the lost '68 Funkedelics single "Whatever Makes My Baby Feel Good." Worth the price for completists, and it's an excellent track, stylistically a perfect bridge between the Revilot era & Westbound.
Most of these are the single versions, but with this many songs packed onto a disc that's actually a positive. And, of course, George Clinton produced these singles, no record company hack-jobs, so they're great records. (I actually prefer the way the Cosmic Slop single begins, dropping you right into the slop sans the percussive LP intro.) Don't worry, "Maggot Brain" is in full.
Though everyone will have some favorites missing, these are excellent choices. A nice half-dozen cuts from the original lineup in the second half, and impossibly phat stuff like "Red Hot Momma" and "Standing On the Verge" should sufficiently funkify someone wondering what it was all about. Personally, I'd drop "(Not Just) Knee Deep" and "One Nation Under a Groove" (I simply prefer the earlier funk-rock), but I understand these were #1 R&B hits. I'd replace them with "Good Ole Music" from the debut and "Balance" from America Eats Its Young (Bootsy's lead vocal is conspicuously MIA on this disc).
But no one's going to get all their great stuff on a single disc....this, nevertheless, is a great single disc.