I'm rather shocked that I'm the first reviewer of this album. I have had the CD edition for a few years now and notice that it seems only to be available as a download now. Anyway, the point is that both from sound quality and content, this really is all that most Williams fans should ever need. I have the Original Singles Collection and The Unreleased Recordings also, but the sound quality on The Essential surpasses both of these and the track selection contains all one could reasonably ever require (crazed dedicees excepted). No need to discuss the content, which is five star. I'm a fussy s*d and sad completeist myself normally, but I have to say that if you have this album you really don't need anything else. Shame it's not available as a CD though because Union Square did a great job with the liner notes - they clearly care.