The title of this comprehensive compilation of Robert Plant's solo career refers to the time period it covers: from his pre-Led Zeppelin days to a live track recorded earlier this year in Africa.

The title of this comprehensive compilation of Robert Plant's solo career refers to the time period it covers: from his pre-Led Zeppelin days to a live track recorded earlier this year in Africa. While 13 of the songs were culled from solo albums, others were featured on compilations and import releases. Three tracks have yet to be heard by the masses. Of course, a set spanning more than 35 years is sure to produce eclectic, of-the-moment results (psychedelia in the '60s, synth and electronic drums in the '80s), with Plant's powerful and recognizable voice the one constant. But any hardcore Zeppelin fan worth his weight in Led will want to head to "Timbuktu."—BT