Would you trust a review of a rock CD written by a person who isn't much keen on rock and its fusions? Then don't worry about Billhinds23. There are some excellent classics here, innovative then and still a breath of fresh air now. Of particular note are Juicy Lucy (Who Do You Love? - just dig that down and dirty Southern Comfort slide guitar feel), May Blitz (For Madmen Only - heavy or what?), Atlantis (Living At The End Of Time), Jade Warrior (Mwenga Sketch - electrifying Afro-rock and more), and Aphrodite's Child (The Four Horsemen). Then you've got the delights of Colosseum, Black Sabbath, Gracious, Affinity, Warhorse, Uriah Heep, Freedom, and Status Quo. On the more jazz rock fusion or simply obscure side of rock there's Nucleus, Ben, Dr.Z, Patto, Ramases, Gentle Giant, Gravy Train, Ronno and Clear Blue Sky. It's a treasure trove with mostly gold and silver but you're always going to get a bit of brass that is not one's cup of tea. C'est la vie. This CD set is worth getting. Vertigo were a progressive label, and this is 'progressive rock' from before progressive meant a bank of keyboards. Worth yer dosh.