This three-disc Madacy set of Kenny Rogers will do nicely if you don't mind not having the best sound or comprehensive liner notes. All of Rogers' hits with the First Edition are here, as well as his big hit singles as a solo performer. And for Madacy, this thing is quite complete. Sure it's "cool" to downplay Rogers as merely an old-school lounge lizard vocalist who came from country and crossed over to pop, but that's selling him quite a bit short. Rogers was, in his prime, a singular song interpreter who gave many songwriters their first real shot, including Mickey Newbury. He also scored big with hits by other people across the pop music spectrum, from singing country to soul to pop ballads and even rock songs. This set is a testament to that.