Make no mistake, this CD is essential. However most people would think that 'essential', would include their greatest hits. This CD may not include his greatest hits, however to quote the booklet enclosed: "The music on this CD does not comprise his hits, but a number of standards which show just how accomplished an interpreter of songs he was."
In many instances I prefer Bobby's take on these songs. He truly makes them his own. I have no complaint in regard to the music, however just as a fun little note, not so much a complaint as it has not impacted my enjoyment of the music one litte bit - the short biography in the booklet has some word trouble, one of the few mistakes reads, "... Bobby had his breakthrough in 1958 with a novelty sing he had written called Spanish Aplash ...". Perhaps spell check gone a bit awry with sing and, well... let us just say the other mistake.
This CD is well worth the purchase for the price and any literary mistakes are more a giggle than anything else. Buy buy buy!