This album is most certainly worth purchasing - especially if you're curious to learn more about a band that could have gone on to achieve so much more.
If you liked Urban Hymns, this 'best of' collection will introduce you to some of The Verve's more undiscovered (and unappreciated) earlier work of the 90's. This Is Music, On Your Own and History are all excellent singles from their 1995 album A Northern Soul, while Slide Away and Blue offer a more raw taste of music from their debut album A Storm In Heaven.
All In The Mind, Gravity Grave and She's A Superstar are all early efforts between 92-93 and are vastly different - but not necessarily worse - than the more popular offerings such as Bitter Sweet Symphony and The Drugs Don't Work.
The Verve were a true British rock band that made music the way it was supposed to be made. If you appreciate good music, you'll certainly appreciate this CD.