This single disc features material from two acoustic albums previously available but somewhat hard to find, so completists should beware. If you don't already have those titles, this album offers an interesting consideration of Belew
's considerable talents as a musician, composer and all-around wit. His pop songs are terrific (just listen to "Men in Helicopters" or "Young Lions"), but his more adventurous work (like "Three of a Perfect Pair") is also winning. There are a couple of musique concrète
pieces, which are akin to sonic collages, that may annoy some listeners, but they are an essential element to this great, inventive talent.