This is an essential compilation if you're looking to explore Cabaret Voltaire in their DIY, pre-major label phase from (as the dates say) 1977-82. If this is the case, this compilation pretty much covers all the bases. If you've moved beyond Cabaret Voltaire 101, however, there might appear to be some glaring omissions. "On Any Other Street" from Mix-Up, "Sly Doubt" and "Black Mask" from Red Mecca, and "Breathe Deep" and "War of Nerves" from 2x45 would all have been nice additions. And a live track such as "Three Day Monk" from Hai! Live in Japan would have been a good taste for the neophyte of the funky chaos that the band was capable of live. If you find this compilation to your taste, I would recommend moving on to the stronger of the studio albums (Red Mecca, 2x45) as well as the compilation The Living Legends. If you're just starting out, that last one will baffle you at first, but trust me - stick with it and you'll be amply rewarded. If you are searching out the big-label, more commercial version of Cabaret Voltaire, then you've stumbled on to the wrong compilation in picking up 78-82; the one you want is The Original Sound of Sheffield 83-87.