Quite a lot of songs are offered in this collection and it serves as a decent chronology of his career. Not sure if it's because of the songs are in mono, but there seems to be a lack of energy overall. Of course, the songs are from a different era of song. But, except for a couple of the Italian songs, they also lack emotion, and "listenability." For me, I hear more emotion and energy in his vocals from songs on his albums: Pizza Lovers and Sings for You. Some of the songs of those are on this compilation, too. Finally, some of the songs border on the novelty: just some odd lyrics, but, seeing how a number of the songs did pretty well on the charts back then, maybe, again, it's just a different era that one hears in the songs. Sixty years ago, songs and vocal arrangements were a lot different. And, we're talking before Elvis hit the charts, too.
Overall, Lou Monte has a nice voice. If you like his music, this compilation is a good start. This with the other two albums listed above will cover most of his songs, save for some novelty songs he did in the 1960s.