Accustomed to give all ACE releases 5 stars because they more than deserve them, this release is a bit frustrating not only because of the selection used, but also because some of the greatest tunes of all times are again in MONO. I know that there are a lot of "purists" who prefer mono recordings but if an original stereo version does exist, I prefer that because a lot of "unexisting" instruments on a mono recording can be heard on the stereo one. There's a lot of difference when you hear "Save The Last Dance For Me" in stereo. The mono version loses a lot. Ben E King's "First Taste of Love" is one of the greatest songs ever if you can hear it in stereo. On this CD it's in mono and it loses half of the instrumental back-up orchestra. Some other songs however, like Hushabye, are wonderfully presented so at least it still can be classified as a 4 star CD.