To cover the psychedelic scene sound of the 60's in a compilation lasting under an hour is, to say the least, an ambitious project which is bound to bring forward howls of derision from men with long grey hair and beards questioning why their favourite artists are not included. However, this is a more than adequate introduction for newcomers to this scene. The Lovin' Spoonful's 'Daydream' and the Fifth Dimension's 'Aquarius' (which sounds almost embrassing nowadays thanks to its total lack of irony in it's over the top arrangement) are the most well-known tracks here. Grace Slick's chilling voice adds to the tension witnessed on Jefferson Airplane's 'White Rabbit'; the wonderful 'Sunshine Superman' by Donovan is timeless, Melanie sounds like Catatonia's Cerys Matthews on 'Beautiful People', although the highlight appears to be the eerily beautiful 'Kites' by Simon Dupree & The Big Sound which was hated by its creators for some strange reason. The second half of the album includes underground obscurities like the difficult to listen to but undeniably influential Captain Beefheart and Papa John Creach (whoever he is). The whole journey is a solid base to start from for psychedelic novices though.