There are many Aretha Franklin collections out there. Some might say that the Queen Of Soul box set is the most brief and detailed overview for the one and only Aretha Franklin, but when Aretha's Best was issued in 2001, it was turning out to be a best-of collection. For some people, Aretha's Best is the inexpensive collection, but there a couple of flaws here. First of all, the tracklisting is weak but, remember this is just the beginner. Songs like Respect, Rock Steady, & You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman is on this collection. This collection doesn't go that far, maybe from 1967 to 1984. Unlike this collection, the Queen Of Soul collection has a lot of songs for the total of 86 classics, which is way too much for the beginner, like me. So I would buy Aretha's Best or 30 Greatest Hits because I'm not a casual Aretha Franklin collector or fan. You might not feel comfortable listening to this collection, but this is for the beginner. So, enjoy and listen to the Queen Of Soul.