The Best of Rent CD was the first introduction that I had to Rent, and I loved it dearly (to the point where it got so scratched up I couldn't play it anymore), but after listening to the full-blown two CD version, I must say that some of the best songs were omitted, or severely cut down, on Highlights. For example, "Your Eyes" was cut from the Highlights list. In my opinion (and the opinion of several friends), this is one of the most powerful love songs on Broadway, much less the single rock opera from which it was derived. "Over the Moon", Maureen's infamous performance song, was also cut. "La Vie Bohem" was trimmed down, beginning with Mark's eulogy about the Bohemian spirit, instead of from the very beginning. Even then, bits of the end of "La Vie Bohem A" were cut, heading for a not-so-smooth transition into "I Should Tell You". The remaining songs are still good, however, but if you are looking to capture the full Rent spirit, get the full album. In the long run, it will save you money.