well, after the mini fiasco about which version to get (click here for info - there appear to be two versions including a "limited edition") i finally got a chance to listen to it. i haven't done any critical listening on my home system yet, but hearing it through my headphones at work was a nice experience. some songs did not sound that much better than what i was used to hearing from my Hot Rocks compilation, but other titles did appear to stand-out more. the one that caught my attention was "under my thumb" - all the secondary sounds seemed more noticeable. but i must also admit that i'm probably not qualified to judge the quality of these (i'm assuming) remastered songs. if anyone else can comment, i'd be interested. overall, i have no complaints about the sound quality. i think i heard some hiss in a few of the tracks, but that's to be expected considering how old some of these tunes are. but, for me, the real surprise was the second disc. i suppose it's arguable whether the stones have enjoyed the barrage of hits they had in their earlier days, but i must admit i didn't pay that much attention to their latter works. so, hearing their newer songs was a wonderful treat. all the songs still have a very enjoyable quality. mick's voice still comes out loud and strong, the songs themselves still carry a catchy beat, but are still complex and original enough to keep you thinking while tapping your feet. if you already have some of the stones albums, this may not be a required collection. but if you have limited or no stones albums (like me) - then this is a must buy! i give this cd compilation a B+. ps - my only personal complaint is that they didn't include "she's so cold" - one of my all-time fave stones tunes!