I love Madness. I've payed large sums of money for import CDs. And believe me, this is an absolutely TERRIBLE retrospective. First of all, you only have twelve tracks. Given the variety of the band's work, how is it possible to paint an adequate picture with that few songs!? Secondly, the actual song selection is stunningly terrible. The group's later period wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't good enough that you'd want to clutter HALF THE CD with songs from their last two albums! Then we have two songs from Seven and two from The Rise and Fall--decent enough selections; perhaps if ALL their albums were thus represented this would be better. Unfortunately, they're not--Absolutely is entirely ignored, and all we have from One Step Beyond is the title track. It also has the non-album single It Must be Love, but as that's found on the infinitely better self-titled compilation, that's no excuse to buy this. And, of course, the track order shows no rhyme and reason at all (One Step Beyond, LAST?). All in all, even though it includes some good songs, this is absolutely (not a pun) inexcusable. Buy Madness--it was released while the group was still around, so it's not entirely authoritative, but it includes work from their best period, INCLUDING the excellent House of Fun, which you won't find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic. Star FAR away from this mess.