There are so many Cyndi compilations out there that anyone seeking the most representative will likely have a great deal trouble making the appropriate selection. I'm a fan, but I'm not sure which package I'd recommend to a newbie myself. There are a couple of things that this recent sampler has going for it, though. First off, is the price. That'll be subject to change over time, but likely not by much. Second, the packaging is eco-friendly and that will make a lot of listeners feel good about their purchase. But most importantly, this record really does represent just about the entirety of Cyndi's career to date. The mid-90s collection TWELVE DEADLY CYNS had a lot going for it, BUT it was weighted so heavily towards the first record that almost any listener would be justified in wondering whether she'd actually done anything significant after SHE'S SO UNUSUAL. This collection doesn't include anything from her much neglected HATFUL OF STARS album, and champions of her "comeback" AT LAST album might feel slighted on seeing nothing included from that release. Still there's enough here to satisfy fans AND to pique the curiosity of the uninitiated. That's a lot for a bargain price.