Bobby Darin had a lot of phases in his professional career. His early rock 'n' roll efforts gave way to some great pop and big band interpretations during the later Atlantic/Atco years. He was gonna be bigger than Sinatra, he said. The Capitol years were a mixed bag, some pop, but the beginnings of what you hear in this CD from his late career, folk/protest, Direction-label phase. What you hear on this CD is vastly different from the oldies radio material most people are familiar with. He's thoughtful, does great intepretations, has some fun, and proves he was as versatile and as memorable a singer as you could want. There have been critics of this recording who say different masters should have been used, the stereo is wrong, etc., but I think it's one of the best. Definitely belongs in a complete Darin library.