There are those among us who are quick to discount the legitimacy of albums that are compilations of back catalog songs. After all, they argue, classic rock is and always has been an album-oriented genre, and some of an artist's best work is often found in the deep tracks on their albums that never became well known hit singles.
While that's true, it's also true the one of the best selling albums of all time (in any genre, not just classic rock) is Eagles 1976 release, Their Greatest Hits
Arguments on the side of reissues include the technical advances that can vastly improve the audio quality of the original masters, and the ways you can hear the music as the artist hears it when she/he/they are directly involved in the song selection and production process.
Think about these things the next time you're tempted to thumb your nose at what might turn out to be much more of a new experience than you might think.
• Why you shouldn't ignore "greatest hits" albums