I bought this CD to celebrate my 55th (egad!) birthday. It's an excellent compilation, a mix of stereo and mono recordings, and most (but not all) of the Beach Boys' real classics are included. I would have enjoyed more live performances and some of the circa 1967 SMiLE material, but considering that they have presented us with 30 songs on one CD (and with fine sound quality) I won't complain. A good disc when you need to pop it in the player, drop the top, and take a ride on a sunny day.