This is an interesting CD, but is not for somebody buying their first Dawson record. The selections do not include many of his "greatest hits"; most of the songs are a little further down the rung, so to speak, though very well sung. Two of his best songs, "Sergeant Major on Parade" and "Floral Dance" are represented here by his first recording of them, not the later, more popular versions of those songs. It is interesting to compare them with their counterparts, though. If one has become a Dawson devotee, then this album is worth buying. Dawson is an acquired taste for an American, though. If you are not familar with Dawson's work, try another Dawson record first, and if you like it, you might get pleasure out of this collection.