The good news is that this is the second set of J. GEILS BAND Original Albums release at the price of a single CD.
The bad news is that all the albums are the original- and just that there are no additional tracks nor are the CDs remastered which is the case with a lot of similar releases today.
However a fan, Wayne Klein has told me that on all of the CDs "Nightmares...And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle, Hotline,Live - Blow Your Face Out and Monkey Island the sound is fine.
So the label only have have missed a trick on the absence of extra tracks to entice people to buy.
So if you already have a couple on Cd already it may not be worth getting the set without the extra remastering or extra tracks add to the fact that one of the CDs is a best of so there will be a lot of doubling up of tracks.
On the other hand if you have then on vinyl and they are worn out or scratched then you really are on to a winner.
The other good news is that volume 1 is available too. Here is a link
Stunning value - shame they only did 7 studio albums and 2 live albums on this label as this is why they stupidly make up the ten sets (Vols1 & 2) with a best of. These two sets are equally good with the plums being the live albums on each set.
I had been lookig to replace my worn out 1975 Hotline album for many years but was not prepared to pay an exagerated price. This was a perfect solution and the bonus live material is also J Geils at their best.