An interesting but in-conclusive perspective thus far of this music great combining a history of his musical genius with some extras added on. However, because two of my McCartney favorites from Venus And Mars did not make this compilation, I would not be arranging an honest appraisal by giving a five star rank. Spirits Of Ancient Egypt, Medicine Jar, Magneto And Titanium Man and Letting Go all, in my opinion, have character and ingenuity only an ex-Beatle could muster up over the years. However, because they did not find themselves rung through the millions of cash registers world-wide and didn't find themselves on Billboard's Top 10 would no doubt explain their omission from this Hit CD. Had they been included, my Venus & Mars CD would have been moved to a drawer somewhere as Wingspan would be given to its replacement. Venus And Mars/Rock Show and Listen To What The Man Said have been included on this collection as well as Maybe I'm Amazed, all of which are not present on my other McCartney compilation, Wings Greatest. Other respectable song demonstrations of course also have been included in this recent package, however I always have honored McCartney more for his earlier solo contributions to the 70's-early80's Rock era as opposed to later accomplishments in his career. Although, needless to say he has done some great works in recent years including his spectacular contribution to the London Symphony Orchestra. As such, I still easily give this CD anthology 4 stars not only for Sir Paul's attempt to give the public an update on his R `N R works in general but also because of the more appropriate and generous price it has been offered to the public for.