Better than the previous Westbound compilation, The Best of the Early Years, Vol. 1
collects one track from each of the first two Funkadelic
albums, two from Maggot Brain
and America Eats Its Young
, three from Cosmic Slop
and one selection from Let's Take It to the Stage
. By properly focusing on the best tracks from the best albums, Westbound chronicled Funkadelic
's early career quite well; still, the best place to hear these tracks are on their original albums.