The album actually comprises 2 Christophe albums, 1965's ALINE and 1972's THE GIRL FROM SALINA, the title track of which is sadly omitted from the tracklist, as well as a couple of other selections of the early 70s. It's incredible to discover by listening to this cd how Christophe grew and changed over the years. His constant seeking for new formulas and sounds in music made his work higher in quality. You can easily feel the singer's agony in "Aline", get lost in the chaotic utopia of "Main dans la main", get interested in the mystery concerning "La petite fille du 3eme"(my personal favourite on this cd), get absorbed in the almost straight-out-of-a- theatrical-play feel of "Je ne t'aime plus" and "Les marionettes"... This collection of songs successfully portrays the various aspects of Christophe's talent and it's worth of anybody's time and money!