This compilation of "The Best Of Michael Franks", samples some of his best work from his 23 year body of work. It must have been an agonizing process in deciding which songs were to be included and which were to be left out (no "Living On The Inside","Down In Brazil", "Abandoned Garden", or "Rainy Night In Tokyo"? COME ON!). From "Posicle Toes", to "Tiger In The Rain", through "When I Give My Love To You" and finishing with "Hourglass", each song will conjure great feelings and familiar rythms of recent and distant memories. My only regret after listening to "The Best Of Franks", is that it was not produced as a live cd, where some new and possibly different nuances could have been added. An example of a different nuance of his work could be found in the song "3 today" from his "previously Unavailable" album, and how he subsequently performed "3 Today", at live concert at the Cellar Door in Washington, DC. In conclusion, the Jobim influences,his 1st class, all star studio musicians including Joe Sample, the Brecker Brothers, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber,Earl Klugh, and Bucky Pizzarelli,and of course Franks' unique vocal stylings make this cd a "must order", and a "must listen to" for any non- pretentious Jazz aficionado.