If you are into pop of the early 1960s, you may know the song "Angel Baby".I found a copy in Camden Market back in the 1970s. It was on the Highland Label. I had never even heard the song. The label looked unusual. What the hell, I blew 25p! When I played it at home I was stunned. This was absolutely brilliant. A teenage clasic. She sounded so young, so sexy, so black? This was the ballad that would see me through my teenage years! The production sounded amateur. As if they had recorded it in Rosie's bedroom. But what an atmosphere the song evokes! How could this single not have been a hit in the UK? (It was in the USA - #13). This one song has remained a personal favourite and would definitely be on my list of desert island discs. As for Rosie? A mystery. A dream babe. But not any more. Ace Records once again have produced a fascinating compilation. The CD can almost be divided into two halves. Of the 23 tracks, about half are obviously from the very early 1960s and very much in keeping with the atmosphere and sound of Angel Baby. The other tracks, all previously unissued and published in 1999, sound totally different and are a bit disappointing. They sound like modern cover versions of 60s classics. By no means bad, but nothing special. There are three versions of Angel Baby! The Highland (USA) version, the London (UK) version and a "previously unissued version from 1999". Three versions of the same song on the same CD? The old ones are fine and the quality of the UK studio version is certainly different. The same can be said for including the two versions of Rosie's second single "Lonely Blue Nights". The other tracks from 1960 and 1961 are of a similar genre and I love them. Somehow, I think Ace would have been better releasing the 12 "oldies" and forgetting the unreleased material. If only they would have combined these 12 tracks with 12 from Kathy Young and the Innocents. That would have been a sensational CD for 1960s fans! Ace Records have a superb catalogue and I usually ring out their praises. This CD could perhaps have been better thought out but if you are looking for a decent copy of Rosie and the Original's early singles, here is your answer! That said, both feature on other ACE compilations which may be of greater interest.