I'll be brief. If you are a Cohen fan (if not, why not?), this box is an essential purchase on account of one unannounced surprise. The packaging makes light of the fact, but all of these albums are remastered versions which sound utterly beautiful! This is worth emphasising because as far as I know only the first 3 titles have previously appeared in remastered form (re-issued here without the bonus tracks). Recent Songs and Various Positions are the most conspicuous to benefit from the enhanced sound. If you've overlooked this box set because you already most of its contents, think again- they all sound so much better now. A most worthy set of re-issues, make no mistake.