At His Very Best is slightly different singles collection of Robert Palmer's work, focussing heavily on songs that hit either the US or UK Top 20 in the 80's and 90's. Similair track listing to the previously released The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, there are only a few variations, although this collection does feature Palmer's excellent funk rock cover of Allen Toussaint's "Sneaking Sally Through The Alley" as well as two selections from his critically acclaimed 2003 album Drive. Unfortunately, other than "Sneaking Sally", Palmer's early years are largely ingnored except for the US Top 20 Hits "Bad Case Of Loving You" and "Every Kinda People". Likewise, most of Palmer's post 1990 output other than the two Drive cuts is unaccounted for as well. If it's hits you are looking for, thsi set does have them. Palmer trademarks like "Addicted To Love", "Simply Irresistible", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "You Are In My System", "Some Like It Hot", and "Get It On (Bang A Gong)", the last two performed with the Power Station, are all included. Only a handful of US hits, namely "Early In The Morning", "You're Amazing", and "Hypercative" are absent, replaced by UK chart toppers like "She Makes My Day" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", an inventive reggae cover of the classic Bob Dylan hit performed with Ub40. Palmer's transatlantic smash hit Marvin Gaye cover "Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You" is also included. Solid but unspectacular collection that would suit casual fans but leave more interested listeners cold.