At first, I was really steamed when I got this cd and found out everything on it was either re-recorded or live (small club setting it sounds like). But the more I played it, especially in the car, the better I liked it. The live tracks are rockin' little versions, the remakes are true to the original arrangements so they're still fun. Live track example: "Crystal Blue Persuasion" is quite good and the engineering on the recording is excellent, so it's a fun recording that would be great for cranking up at a party. A re-recorded version of "Crimson and Clover" is also very good, although I still prefer the original classic - some things just can't be improved upon regardless of newer studio technology. So, if you see this in a retail store's cut-out rack and look at the track-listing thinking it's a good deal for their "greatest hits", don't be deceived.