This CD collection definitely improves on its predecessors: “Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits” and “Big Ones”. The first ten songs are classic tunes from the 70’s, but the song selection in an improvement upon the Greatest Hits collection. “Mama Kin” is an excellent choice as an opener, “Seasons of Wither” is much better than “Kings and Queens” as an example of Aerosmith’s power ballad style. “Big Ten Inch Record” is kind of corny but gets a lot of radio play, so I guess I can understand its inclusion. Also, the songs that were included on Greatest Hits are the superior (and complete) original album versions, not pared down single versions. The other selections are obvious ones – hit singles from the “Permanent Vacation” CD to the “Get a Grip” CD that duplicate the “Big Ones” list. On top of all this, you get two songs each from the “Nine Lives” and “Just Push Play” CD’s as well as the single from the “Armageddon” soundtrack. The sound is top notch throughout. All in all, the best Aerosmith collection you can buy.