Paul Simon is obviously one of the preeminent songwriters in a decade that was full of them. I also contend that he is one of the most underrated rock guitar players, right up there with Robbie Robertson. And Art Garfunkel has a great way with a melody. And while this set is chock full of great tunes, I think it would be better served as a 2 CD set of 100% classics instead of 3 CDs of 75% classics. Some of the stuff included here has aged quite poorly. (You haven't lived until you've heard Silent Night backed with a Vietnam body count story from the Evening News.) This dated material may work as interesting documentary material, but it doesn't necessarily make for a pleasurable listening experience more than 1 or 2 times. Nevertheless, you get Sounds of Silence 2x, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, At the Zoo and even the Gerald Ford-era last gasp My Little Town. Also, the live tracks are fantastic, as were the ones from the original S&G greatest hits album. When is Columbia going to get it together and release one of these classic shows in its entirety, not unlike what they did with the Dylan "Royal Albert Hall" show a couple years back?