Well, it might look like a best-of, and nobody could disagree with the track listing. But, as is so often the case with super-budget collections that look way too good to be true, here's one where you really do need to tread carefully. Neither Epic nor Virgin, who held the rights to the albums extracted here, were involved in this set's compilation; rather, its contents are drawn exclusively from the run of demos, live sets, and alternates that Kirk Brandon
had previously spread across his own collections of archival releases. Two discs stuffed with primal Spear of Destiny
are nothing to be sniffed at, of course, and a few of the renderings are close to their "official" versions in terms of execution and delivery. But still, there's a dishonesty at work here that cannot be condoned, and we sadly pass this two-CD collection by.