While the material on Disk 1 of this two disk set is really just a digitially remastered recycling of pre-released material (and incidentally about the 4th Pogues greatest hits album released), Disk 2, a live CD recorded at the Pogues Reunion Show in 2001, is simply unbelievable.
"Unbelievable" for a number of reasons. First, the sound quality is fantastic, which is not the case for most of the Pogues live recordings issued as bootlegs, etc. Second, Shane MacGowan sounds MUCH more coherent than he has recently on his live solo album ("Across The Broad Atlantic"), or even on his studio albums ("The Snake" & "The Crock of Gold"). It is still the MacGowan sound that makes you wish that you were as drunk as he is, but the lyrics are decypherable. Finally, the song selection is great, including such post-Shane songs as "Tuesday Morning" (written and sung by Spider Stacy).
All in all, a great album, which is a "must" for Pogues fans and a fun, enjoyable listen for new Pogues listeners.