The Pirates started off as the backing band to Johnny Kid, one of the greatest of the first generation of British rock and rollers. They introduced a level of theatricality previously unseen in British beat music. They influenced bands like the Led Zeppelin and The Who, and would of gone on to greater things had Kid not been killed in a car crash in 1966. Ten years later the band reformed, and versions of The Pirates have recorded and played live ever since. This album from 1999 includes versions of some of there most blistering hit record. Even a casual listen will reveal why this band, and especially guitarist Mick Green are so highly regarded amongst rock music, cognoscenti Twangy Guy notes: "If you have none of "The Pirates" tracks this would be a good buy. For me being a big fan this was good to fill in a few blank spaces of tracks I did not have."