The definitive document, this 28-track compilation has all 16 of her HMV and Pye cuts (previously anthologized on the only other Collins compilation, Been Invited to a Party), and adds the A- and B-sides of her three early-'60s Decca singles, as well as six more tracks that were unreleased in the '60s (four of which make their first appearance here). The Decca sides are uninteresting pre-Beatle teen idol pop, though "Find Another Fool" is an obscure Mann/Weil composition (and not a good one). None of the six rarities (at least three of which date from 1966; the others sound like they come from that era as well) are outstanding, although they certainly bear Joe Meek's eccentric stamp in the compressed/distorted vocals and percussion. Protests from the Meek fan club notwithstanding, this still doesn't do anything to make one think that Collins was a noteworthy overlooked talent. However, for those who feel otherwise, this is the ticket, with lengthy liner notes from Joe Meek biographer John Repsch.
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger