While I do like the 'original' Pat Boone and, even more so, the crooner, I entertain severe misgivings about the material that makes up the second half of this compilation. This is stuff that has, at least to my mind, not stood the test of time very well (and I'm being nice here), and for someone who is not burdened with nostalgia, for Boone was already well past his prime when I was born, some of the tunes are of an almost unbearable childishness. The "Flappy Dappy Apple Dumpling Rhumba" or some such nonsense; or the ersatz "native American" sounds of "Running Bear" (with, you guessed it, the inevitable background chorus's "Ugh"-exhortations) or the "authentic" Mexican-styled "El Paso" (which would "mature" into "Speedy Gonzales" a few years later); I ask you. What a waste that a singer of such quality had to stoop so low to perk-up dwindling sales figures. True to form, Sepia have gone to considerable lengths to polish up these turds, but were it not for the first twelve items (and one or two from the remaining 18) I would have been happy to find this disc a more useful employment as a coaster.