Woody Guthrie was the most important folk/protest singer of his generation, whose significance today can be measured by the pantheon of artists including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and Willie Nelson who acknowledge their debt to him.
The 3 discs features 66 songs including 'This Land is your Land', 'Pastures of Plenty', 'Pretty Boy Floyd' and 'Do Re Mi', which illuminate a whole era of American history by dealing with the telling issues of the day such as economic depression, homelessness and social and racial justice.
'This 3CD set makes a fine introduction to one of the last century's most important performers. Guthrie's songs are as powerful now as they were then and the debt owed by Dylan, Springsteen and Cash is crystal-clear.' * * * * Q (Q recommends)
1. Talking Columbia
2. Baltimore To Washington
3. Hobo's Lullaby
4. New York Town
5. Railroad Blues
6. Along In The Sun And The Rain
7. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
8. This Land Is Your Land
9. Hard Travelin?
10. Dust Bowl Blues
11. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
12. The Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done
13. Jesse James
14. I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore
15. Dusty Old Dust
16. Buffalo Skinners
17. Car Song
18. Stewball Version 2
19. Billy The Kid
20. Dust Can't Kill Me
21. Tom Joad Pt 1
22. Tom Joad Pt 2
1. Pretty Boy Floyd
2. Stepstone
3. So Long
4. It's Been Good To Know You
5. Take A Whiff On Me
6. The Great Dust Storm
7. Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
8. Get Along Little Doggies
9. End Of The Line
10. Ludlow Massacre
11. Philadelphia Lawyer
12. Rubber Dolly
13. Dead Or Alive
14. Better World A-Comin'
15. Sally Goodin'
16. Grand Coulee Dam 
17. What Are We Waitin' On?
18. Chisholm Trail Train Blues
19. Talking Dust Bowl Blues
20. Buffalo Gals
21. 1913 Massacre
22. Stackolee
23. Put My Little Shoes Away
1. Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
2. Little Black
3. Train, Slipknot
4. Talking Hard Work
5. Pastures Of Plenty
6. Dust Pneumonia Blue
7. Wreck Of The Old 97
8. Vigilante Man
9. Miner's Song
10. Jarama Valley
11. 21 Years
12. I Ride An Old Paint
13. Sally Don't You Grieve
14. Pictures From Life's Other Side
15. Worried Man Blues
16. Gypsy Davy
17. Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road
18. Muleskinner Blues
19. Ramblin' Round
20. Ship In The Sky
21. Do-Re-Mi
22. Danville Girl