EMI has released The Very best of Slim Whitman and a superb cd it is!! The opening track is Rose Marie. Notably this is the original hit version of the song that became a worldwide hit including New Zealand where it was made mention in the (then) Auckland Weekly magazine as one on the big hits of the year of its release. Following on is Indian Love Call and all the other UK hits which are all are the original hit versions. The sound quality is excellent. When listening to tracks such as Unchained Melody, Old Spinning Wheel, It's A Small World and Home On The Range the versatility of Slim's voice is evident. The special song for me is `It's All In the Game' which was very popular here in New Zealand in 1974. This is the song that got me hooked on Slim's music and started me off on my way to a large Whitman collection! But, there is a real bonus on this cd and that is the inclusion for the first time ever of `We Three'. This track has not been released since Slim recorded the song much earlier and thanks to Paul Hazel searching the Capitol archives it is now available for the first time and well worth waiting for. This cd has it all. The liner notes are thorough and give a very good overview of Slim's career. When listening to track 26 `Happy Anniversary' take a moment to reflect on the quality of songs chosen by Slim and recorded with perfection throughout a long career. Thanks Capitiol/EMI. I look forward to your next Whitman release.